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Paul Hetherington

Paul Hetherington has published 18 full-length poetry collections and has won or been nominated for more than 40 national and international awards and prizes.

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Paul Hetherington is a distinguished poet and Emeritus Professor of Writing at the University of Canberra. Among his 46 creative and critical books and chapbooks, and numerous scholarly chapters and articles, he has published 18 full-length collections of poetry, including Sleeplessness (Pierian Springs Press, US, 2023), Ragged Disclosures (RWP, 2022) and Her One Hundred and Seven Words (MadHat Press, US, 2021). His poetry has appeared in more than 70 anthologies and has won or been nominated for over 40 national and international awards and prizes, including Pushcart Prize nominations, and he recently won the 2021 Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize. He is co-founding editor of the international online journal Axon: Creative Explorations, and he founded International Poetry Studies in the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research at his university. He founded the international Prose Poetry Project in 2014. Paul was also founding editor of the influential quarterly humanities and literary journal Voices (1991–97). With Professor Cassandra Atherton he co-authored the authoritative 344-page Prose Poetry: An Introduction (Princeton University Press, 2020) and co-edited the definitive Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry (Melbourne University Press, 2020). Paul and Cassandra are currently writing a book on ekphrastic poetry for Princeton University Press.

Paul Hetherington

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