“This is forceful poetry that lives up to its title, showing violence, damage, anxiety: seismic tremors of personal, cultural and global dimensions”, said the jury of the Mary Gilmore Poetry Prize when they awarded the prize for her book Knuckled to our latest poet.
These seismic tremors come from Australia and are written by the poet behind Advent Calendar door 9
(with translations into German)
Fiona Wright was born in 1983 and belongs to a generation of exceptionally talented young Australian women poets. The distinguishing characteristic of her poetry is a social sense, of families and people in a particular place and time.