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Carol Jenkins Carol Jenkins i(A88216 works by)
Born: Established: Woy Woy, Woy Woy area, Gosford, Central Coast, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Carol Jenkins grew up in Woy Woy, studying science at university, followed by a Graduate Diploma in Labour Law and a Masters in Public Health. She left a career in chemical regulation to pursue creative writing. In 2007 she established River Road Press which produces CDs of Australian poetry.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2011 second prize The Vera Newsom Poetry Award For 'Leaving Town'
2010 Shortlisted The Newcastle Poetry Prize for ‘Set Pieces’
2009 Literature Board Grants Grants for Developing Writers Poetry, $40,000

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Xn Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013 6700545 2013 selected work poetry

'Xn might be the shortest poem possible between two letters, a mathematical metaphor for poetry, shorthand for a process that takes something specific and transforms it into something more intensely itself.

'Jenkins’ second collection begins pre-big bang, and proceeds, democratically investigating life. Is she mining the everyday for the sake of linguistic high jinks, or hijacking language to celebrate where we’re at? Here we find a penchant for the absurd, a playful elucidation of everything from the concept of zero to the history of burnt toast, a subversion of historical methods, road trips and set theory, butter and death. Wry and lucid, wide-ranging and witty, this is exactly what you need to read.' (Publisher's blurb)

2014 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Poetry
y separately published work icon Fishing in the Devonian Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2008 Z1555912 2008 selected work poetry
2009 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards The C. J. Dennis Prize for Poetry
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