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Philip Hammial Philip Hammial i(A9965 works by)
Born: Established: 1937 Detroit, Michigan,
United States of America (USA),
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1972
Heritage: American
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Born in the USA, Philip Hammial migrated to Australia in 1972 and became an Australian citizen in 1992. After serving with the US Navy for three years he completed a BA with Honours in English Literature and Philosophy at Ohio University.

His poems have been included in many Australian poetry anthologies, in Australian literary magazines and newspapers and in literary magazines in Egypt, France, Japan, New Zealand and the U.S. As a recipient of a Category A Writer's Fellowship in 1996, Hammial went on a reading tour of Japan. In 2000 he represented Australia at three overseas poetry festivals: Poetry Africa 2000 in Durban; the Franco-Anglais Festival of Poetry in Paris; and The World Festival of Poets in Tokyo.

Hammial is a not only a poet but a painter and sculptor as well, and in addition to his poetry publications, Hammial has held over twenty-five solo art exhibitions and has participated in over fifty group exhibitions. He has been Director and Co-founder of the Australian Collection of Outsider Art. Since 1979 (except for a break in publication 1988-1992) he has been editor of Island Press.

Apart from his artistic endeavours, Hammial has participated in a number of political and environmental groups and has been a member of the Woodford Bush Fire Brigade.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2015 recipient Creative Industries Career Fund to attend three prestigious international poetry festivals, the Microfestival in Prague, the Val de Marne Poetry Festival in Paris, and the Festival Franco-Anglais de Poesie in Paris.
2013 recipient Creative Industries Career Fund to attend the 10th Granada International Poetry Festival in Nicaragua.
2012 recipient Creative Industries Career Fund to attend theXXII International Poetry Festival in Medellin, Colombia. At the festival, Phillip will network with South American poets, increasing the reach of Australian poetry.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Skin Theory Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 Z1731544 2009 selected work poetry
2010 shortlisted Australian Capital Territory Poetry Prize Judith Wright Award for a Published Collection by an Australian Poet
y separately published work icon In the Year of Our Lord Slaughter's Children Woodford : Island Press , 2003 Z1109568 2003 selected work poetry
2004 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
y separately published work icon Bread Fitzroy North : Black Pepper , 2000 Z899880 2000 selected work poetry
2001 short-listed New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
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