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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 Jaguar St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2022 23603765 2022 selected work poetry

'A stunning new collection from one of Australia's finest poets - her most impressive work yet.

'With electrifying boldness and fearlessness of vision, Sarah Holland-Batt confronts what it means to be mortal in an astonishing and deeply humane portrait of a father's Parkinson's Disease, and a daughter forged by grief.

'Opening and closing with startling elegies set in the charged moments before and after a death, and compulsively probing the body's animal endurance and appetites, along with the metamorphoses of long illness, The Jaguar is marked by Holland-Batt's distinctive lyric intensity and linguistic mastery, along with a stark new clarity of voice.

'In this collection Holland-Batt is at her most exacting and uncompromising- these ferociously intelligent, insistent poems refuse to look away, and challenge us to view ruthless witness as a form of love. The Jaguar is a devastating and mesmerising collection by a poet at the height of her powers.' (Publication summary)

2023 longlisted ASAL Awards ALS Gold Medal
2023 longlisted Griffin Poetry Prize
2023 winner The Stella Prize
2023 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
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
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