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Peter Skrzynecki Peter Skrzynecki i(A67284 works by) (a.k.a. Peter Michael Skrzynecki)
Born: Established: 1945
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 11 Nov 1949
Heritage: Polish
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Peter Skrzynecki spent his early years in Poland before his parents emigrated to Australia. After living for a time in the migrant camp outside Parkes, New South Wales (NSW), the family moved to Sydney, where Skrzynecki grew up. He gained tertiary qualifications at Sydney Teachers' College and the University of New England before going on to work, initially as a primary school teacher in NSW. He has also worked as a lecturer in English at the University of Western Sydney, Macarthur.

In 197, Skrzynecki was writer-in-residence at Sydney Teachers' College. He has won several awards, including the 1982 Henry Lawson Short Story Competition. Skrzynecki spent some months in Poland in 1989 as part of a cultural exchange programme, and in 1990 he was awarded the L'Ordre du Merite Culturel at the Polish Consulate in Sydney, in recognition of his work in promoting an awareness of Polish Art and Literature in Australia. Skrzynecki's anthology, Joseph's Coat, was set as a text for NSW Higher School Certificate students in 1991. Some of Skrzynecki's poems have been set to music.

In 2006 Skrzynecki was an adjunct associate professor in the School of Humanities at the University of Western Sydney.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Sparrow Garden St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2004 Z1111071 2004 single work autobiography (taught in 5 units)
2005 shortlisted National Biography Award
y separately published work icon Night Swim : Poems (1978-1988) Sydney : Hale and Iremonger , 1989 Z222835 1989 selected work poetry
1990 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
y separately published work icon Head-Waters Normanhurst : Lyre Bird Writers , 1972 Z568009 1972 selected work poetry
1972 winner Grace Leven Poetry Prize

Known archival holdings

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