Cassandra Atherton

Cassandra Atherton is an award-winning prose poet and international expert on prose poetry and microliterature. She recently edited the Remnants anthology for Spineless Wonders.

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Cassandra Atherton is a widely anthologised and award-winning Australian prose poet. She is the successful recipient of many national and international grants and is currently working on a book of prose poetry on the atomic bomb with funding from the Australia Council. Her books of prose poetry include Exhumed, (2016) Trace, (2016) Pre-Raphaelite (2018), Leftovers (2020) and the co-authored Fugitive Letters (2020). She is a commissioning editor for Westerly magazine, series editor for Spineless Wonders microliterature anthologies and associate editor at MadHat Press (USA). She co-authored Prose Poetry: An Introduction (Princeton University Press, 2020) and co-edited the Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry (Melbourne University Press, 2020) with Paul Hetherington. She is currently co-writing, Ekphrastic Poetry: An Introduction for Princeton UP. Cassandra is a Professor of Writing and Literature and currently acting Head of the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University, Melbourne Australia.

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