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B. A. Breen B. A. Breen i(A8982 works by) (a.k.a. Barry Breen; Barry Andrew Breen)
Born: Established: 1938 St Arnaud, St Arnaud area, North West Victoria, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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Breen has lived in St Arnaud, then Barwon Heads, Essendon, and Ballarat. He started writing poetry when he was thirteen years old. The Bad Deeds Gang is semi-autobiographical.

Most Referenced Works


  • Breen is also the author of school readers and the compiler, with L. M. Hannan, q.v., of a number of poetry anthologies for schools.
  • For information about this author's works for children not included in AustLit, see Australian Children's Books by Marcie Muir and Kerry White (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1992-2004).

Awards for Works

Fragments of O'Flaherty 1967 sequence poetry
— Appears in: Poetry Magazine , December no. 6 1967; (p. 6-7) The Penguin Book of Australian Verse 1972; (p. 432-436)
1967 winner Poetry Magazine Award
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