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P. R. Hay P. R. Hay i(A5847 works by) (a.k.a. Peter R. Hay; Pete Hay; Peter Robert Hay)
Born: Established: 1947 Wynyard, Wynyard - Somerset area, Northwest Tasmania, Tasmania, ;
Gender: Male
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P. R. Hay is a Tasmanian poet with strong interests in politics, history and the environment. He has worked in the Ministry for Environment and Planning and taught environmental studies at the University of Tasmania.

Hay has written in the areas of the environment, politics, poetry, short stories and Australian Studies. His work has appeared in numerous Australian and international journals and magaines, including Overland, Island, Cinema Papers, Australian Journal of Politics and History, and Current Affair Bulletin.

He won the Percy Grainger Award in 1982 and the Henry Savery Award in 1987.

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y separately published work icon Forgotten Corners : Essays in Search of an Island's Soul North Hobart : Walleah Press , 2019 18862974 2019 selected work essay

'Pete Hay is pre-eminent among the guardians of Tasmania’s island’s spirit, his fierce intelligence and compassionate heart resisting those who would ravage, exploit and appropriate its natural beauty, cultural creativity and fraught history for profit and power. Animals and ancestors, people and plants, the lost and the loved, the humus and the human, the artist and the artefact, the books and the birds, the sadness and the stillness, the past and the possible, the humour and the horror all find voice in 'Forgotten Corners'. ' (Publication summary)

2020 winner Small Press Network Book of the Year Award
y separately published work icon Physick Nottingham : Shoestring Press (UK) , 2016 11580611 2016 selected work poetry
2017 shortlisted Tasmania Book Prizes Tasmania Book Prize
y separately published work icon Last Days of the Mill Hobart : Forty Degrees South , 2012 Z1918801 2012 selected work poetry art work biography 'For seven decades 'The Pulp' constructed the social, economic and environmental circumstances of life on the North-West Coast. In 2011, on the last day of its operation, artist Tony Thorne went on site armed with sketchpad and camera. And writer Pete Hay came to Burnie armed with notepad and recorder, to talk to displaced mill workers. The result is this extraordinary collaboration of dramatic monologues in the vernacular voice of the mill floor and artworks of stark, confronting beauty that vividly capture the dying days of an industrial colossus.' (Publisher's blog.)
2013 winner Tasmania Book Prizes Tasmania Book Prize People's Choice Award
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