Listen to Tricia Dearborn

‘a crucial and timely book’ (Melinda Smith)

Available from UWAP

Poems from Dearborn’s first three collections

Available from Recent Work Press

The wonderful Tricia Dearborn

On 18th November, fans of Tricia Dearborn were treated to some of her new work from the manuscript of her fourth full-length collection, currently in progress, and also heard poems from her acclaimed collection Autobiochemistry.

Autobiochemistry  ‘A book of rare, complex beauty. Dearborn’s range is huge: from the mysteries and beauties of the molecular world to hard-earnt poems of family trauma, from complex love poems to a brilliant sequence based on the life of Virginia Woolf. Her miniatures – often small masterpieces – are built around deceptively simple but profound metaphors, the very bedrock of memorable poetry. Calmly intelligent on the surface, there is usually a fierce rip-tide beneath her work’ (Peter Goldsworthy).

Read Rose Lucas’ review of Autobiochemistry in Mascara Review

Tricia Dearborn is an awarding-winning poet, writer and editor. Her latest books Autobiochemistry, from UWAP, and She Reconsiders Life on the Run, an International Poetry Studies Institute Chapbook, were both published in 2019.

Her work is widely represented in anthologies, including The Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry (2020) and Contemporary Australian Poetry (2016), and she has been a guest poetry editor for literary journals including Rabbit 31: The SCIENCE Issue in 2020.

She was a poet in residence at the 2019 Poetry on the Move Festival and a judge of that year’s University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize. Tricia also writes fiction, and was the winner of the 2021 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize.

Listen to Tricia read as our featured poet, on this YouTube clip.


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