Alan Alexander Alan Alexander i(A17739 works by)
Born: Established: 1941 Strabane,
Northern Ireland,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1965
Heritage: Irish
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Alan Alexander is a poet and former teacher who left Belfast for Western Australia in 1965, at the age of 24. The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature describes his work as "dramatically restrained and controlled verse."

His poetry explores many aspects of his adoptive home, including the local history and characters of the inner city, the natural features and dramatic beauty of the landscapes, and the increasingly multicultural atmosphere of Perth.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

Bosnia "Everything suddenly burst into colour;", Sudden Alchemy : Selected Australian Poetry , 1998 single work poetry
1994 second Tom Collins Poetry Prize
Visitors "I turn to you here with the company growing", Northline , Sudden Alchemy : Selected Australian Poetry , 1987 single work poetry
1983 winner Tom Collins Poetry Prize
Scarpdancer : Poems 1982 selected work poetry
1983 winner Western Australia Week Literary Award Poetry
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