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Liana Joy Christensen Liana Joy Christensen i(A88336 works by) (a.k.a. Liana Christensen; Liana Joy)
Gender: Female
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Liana Christensen began writing about Western Australian landscapes as inaugural editor of the journal Landscope. Since then her poetry and prose has been published in literary and scientific journals in North America, Taiwan, India and Australia. One of the major passions of her life is writing about human connections with plants, animals and places of Australia and beyond. She was an invited poet at the International Conference of the Association for Science, Literature and the Arts in Amsterdam in 2006 and at the Considering Animals Conference in Hobart in 2007.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2014 shortlisted The Newcastle Poetry Prize For 'The Song of Longing.'
2010 commended OOTA Spilt Ink Wrining Competition for The Two-Week Doll

Awards for Works

Before They Fall 2017 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 76 no. 2 2017; (p. 67-75) The Sky Falls Down : An Anthology of Loss 2019; (p. 123-130)

The narrator describes a 'gentle friend' she once had: an Indian man with schizophrenia that she kept in contact with all her life. In and out of mental health institutions, he nevertheless manages to make time for the narrator, bringing her a wedding gift and having meals together. He dies without her knowledge.

2011 winner OOTA Spilt Ink Wrining Competition Creative Non-fiction
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