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Alison Croggon

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Full Name: Alison Croggon
Born: Transvaal, South Africa
Occupation: Writer, Poet, Critic
Nationality: Australian


Born in 1962, Alison Croggon is one of a generation of Australian poets which emerged in the 1990s. She writes in many genres, including criticism, theatre and prose.

The Australian Book Review described her as "one of the most powerful lyric poets writing today." Her poetry has been widely published in journals both in Australia and overseas, and is included in many major Australian anthologies.

Her first book of poems, This is the Stone, won the 1991 Anne Elder and Dame Mary Gilmore Prizes. Her works have also been named a Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book, an Amazon Top Ten Teen Read, highly commended in the Australian/Vogel literary awards, shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Poetry Prize, the Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature, and the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize in the US.

Since 2000, she has toured frequently in the UK and the US, among other things reading at the Poetry International Festival at Royal Festival Hall in London, the Soundeye International Poetry Festival in Cork, and the New Writing symposium at the University of East Anglia. In 2000 she spent six months as the Australia Council Writer in Residence at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge (UK).

Croggon's theatre writing includes several opera libretti, and many of her poems have been set to music by various composers. She has served as theatre critic for several major news publications, was poetry editor for several poetry journals, and is founding editor of the literary arts journal Masthead.

Alison Croggon - Official Website
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