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Simon West Simon West i(A82650 works by)
Born: Established: 1974 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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In 2008, Simon West lived in Melbourne where he lectured in Italian and studied at Monash University.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2019 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $20,160
2011 Australia Council Literature Board Grants Residencies $18,000 for a six-month residency at the Whiting Studio, Rome, 3 February 2012 - 27 July 2013.
2010-2011 Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship Poetry

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Ladder Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2015 9036582 2015 selected work poetry

'The Ladder is Simon West’s third collection of poetry, and his first in four years. Many earlier preoccupations return—the natural environment, Italian art, the dimensions of place. There is a new focus on worldly and artistic responsibility, and a fascination with the ‘certain poise’ of ‘being in between’. At the collection’s heart are the building blocks of language, along with the more literal ones of Rome, where some of these poems were written during a residency at the Whiting studio in 2012.' (Publication summary)

2016 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Poetry
y separately published work icon The Yellow Gum's Conversion Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2011 Z1872581 2011 selected work poetry These new poems from Simon West centre, for the most part, on landscape: the actual, the figurative, the local, the European. With a sure feeling for place (especially forest), The Yellow Gum's Conversion brings together observation and emotional weather, using language that is direct but also characterized by knowing omissions and, in the words of one poem, "trails built in the mind". Simon West is a poet with a rare symbolic imagination and a sense of phrasing all of his own.
2012 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Judith Wright Calanthe Award
Journeys Out of Seasons 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Wombat Vedas : Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology 2011 2011; (p. 125-129)
2011 shortlisted The Newcastle Poetry Prize
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