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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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BiographyHistory

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. She has published two collections of poetry: Aria and The Hazards. Between them, the 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 2018, she is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the Queensland University of Technology, where she has taught for some years.

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Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2018 longlisted The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize

For 'The Grip'.

2016 joint winner Josephine Ulrick National Poetry Prize Shortlisted for two poems: 'T/error: A Troika' and 'Preserved Heart with Gunshot Wound'. Won for 'T/error: A Troika'.
2016 recipient Creative Industries Career Fund to attend the VIII International Latin American Poetry Festival in Buenos Aires where she will undertake a series of translation workshops.

Awards for Works

The Best Australian Poems 2017 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
The Hazards 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 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature John Bray Poetry Award
2016 winner Prime Minister's Literary Awards Poetry
2016 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Poetry Collection Judith Wright Calanthe Award
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