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Gender: Female
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Poet and author of prose.

In 2006, Dael Allison spent eight months in Nias, Indonesia writing and volunteering with the UN and other aid agencies to assist in the reconstruction following the earthquakes. In 2010 - 2011, she completed a Masters of Creative Arts at the University of Technology Sydney, with a focus on traveller and modernist artist Ian Fairweather. Her first chapbook was published in 2010, her second in 2013. A volume of poetry arising from her Masters work, Fairweather's Raft, was published in 2012.

The winner of the inaugural Varuna LitLink/NRWC Award for an Unpublished Novel (in 2009), she has also won the Northern Territory Literary Award (for an essay, 2008) and the Wildcare International Essay Prize (2005). She has also won numerous poetry prizes, including the Henry Kendall Poetry Award (2012). In 2016, she won the regional Joanne Burns Award.

Allison has taught Humanities and Women's Studies at Taree TAFE (Technical And Further Education) and has lived in Warrawillah, New South Wales. In addition to her Masters in Creative Arts, she was undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Newcastle in 2017.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2017 winner Philip Bacon Ekphrasis Poetry Award

or Gethsemane, Bribie Island 1958

2014 longlisted The Joanne Burns Award For 'On the wrong side'
2010 winner Byron Bay Poetry Festival Picaro Poetry Award

Awards for Works

Defining Scarlet i "I drive the Stuart Highway", 2008 single work poetry
— Appears in: Northern Territory Literary Awards 2008 2008; (p. 118-119)
2008 finalist Northern Territory Literary Awards Dymocks Red Earth Poetry Award
Psyche and the Crocodile 2008 single work essay
— Appears in: Northern Territory Literary Awards 2008 2008; (p. 35-42)
Dael Allison examines attitudes to the crocodile in Australia's Top End, ranging from respect to disregard. The essay aims to evoke deeper thinking about human responses to the wild.
2008 winner Northern Territory Literary Awards Charles Darwin University Essay Award
Polyp 2007 single work prose
— Appears in: Island , Winter no. 109 2007; (p. 8-17)
2007 winner Wildcare Tasmania Nature Writing Prize
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