Writer

Louise Oxley

Louise Oxley is a Hobart-based poet whose poems often speak personally about the natural world. Her two collections have received recognition: Compound Eye was commended in the Anne Elder Award in 2003 and Buoyancy was shortlisted in the WA Premier’s Literary Awards. Oxley has also won national awards such as the Melbourne Poets Union, Tom Collins, Bruce Dawe, and Shoalhaven literary prizes. Her work is represented in several Best Australian volumes and in the recent anthology Contemporary Australian Poetry. Oxley enjoys working with visual artists or in response to their work. In 2012, she received an Australia Council grant to create poems that respond to paintings by Brett Whiteley. She is a regular reader at local literary events and judge of poetry prizes for writing groups and schools. She works as a learning skills adviser at the University of Tasmania.

Appearing in these sessions

Book Launch: Poets and Painters - Celebrating the Big PunchbowlMore

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25 August – 3 September