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Sarah Holland-Batt Sarah Holland-Batt i(A90792 works by) (a.k.a. S. J. Holland-Batt)
Born: Established: 1982 Southport, Southport area, Gold Coast, Queensland, ;
Gender: Female
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Sarah Holland-Batt has lived in Australia and the United States.

She was awarded a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Class I) in Literary Studies from The University of Queensland in 2005, and a Master of Philosophy in Creative Writing in 2008. In 2010 she received a Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship to study a Master of Fine Arts in poetry at New York University for two years.

Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals and she has been poetry editor for the literary magazine Vanguard, for the youth website Vibewire, and for the Best Australian Poems annual collections. Between them, her collections have won, among other prizes, the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, the Arts ACT Judith Wright Award, the FAW Anne Elder Award, and the Prime Minister’s Literary Award.

As of 2021, she is a Professor in Creative Writing at the Queensland University of Technology, where she has taught for some years.


Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2021 recipient Judy Harris Writer in Residence Fellowship
2019 recipient Queensland Literary Awards Queensland Writers Fellowship for 'Spiral Separator'.
2019 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $50,000

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Best Australian Poems 2017 Carlton : Black Inc. , 2017 11466558 2017 anthology poetry

'Award-winning poet, critic, editor and academic Sarah Holland-Batt takes the helm again as editor of this year’s Best Australian Poems. ' (Publication summary)

2018 shortlisted Mascara Avant-garde Awards Anthology
y separately published work icon The Hazards St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2015 8360380 2015 selected work poetry

'Spanning poems written in the United States, Central America, Europe and Australia, The Hazards is a dazzling and inventive new collection from award-winning poet Sarah Holland-Batt. Opening with a vision of a leveret's agonizing death by Myxomatosis and closing with a lover disappearing into dangerous waters, Holland-Batt reflects a predatory world rife with hazards both real and imagined. Her cosmopolitan poems careen through diverse geographical territory - from haunted post-colonial landscapes in Australia to brutal animal hierarchies in the cloud forests of Nicaragua, the still Danish interiors of Hammershoi and the serial killer stalking Long Island Sound - and engage everywhere with questions of violence and loss, erasure and extinction. Charged with Holland-Batt's mercurial imagination and swift lyricism, this unsettling and darkly intelligent collection inhabits an uncertain world with a questioning eye and clear mind, unafraid to veer 'straight into turbulence'.' (Publication summary)

2016 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Poetry
2016 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
2016 shortlisted Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature John Bray Award for Poetry
2016 winner Prime Minister's Literary Awards Poetry
2016 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Judith Wright Calanthe Award
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