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Ben Walter is a Tasmanian writer whose stories have appeared in Overland, Island, Griffith Review and The Lifted Brow. His debut poetry manuscript, Lurching, was shortlisted in the 2013 Tasmanian Literary Prizes. After completing his secondary eduction at Rosny College in the 1990s he undertook as BA degree at the University of Tasmania.
Walter, who was the Tasmanian finalist in the first national poetry slam on Radio National in 2004, has also worked as a manager at Fullers Bookshop in Hobart.
yConglomerateHobart:A Published Event,2017174085732017selected work poetry
'They had pressed through the early discomfort of their slack suburban muscles into true track hardiness, lean and strong, but had then stepped further into a new phase: vicious cramps, the sweat dissolving their joints. The slow, patient wear and tear needling away and sewing them a suit of weariness and strain that covered their whole bodies.'