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Jordie  Albiston

Jordie Albiston is the author of six poetry collections, and she works as an editor, manuscript assessor, proofreader and mentor. Two of her books (Botany Bay Document - retitled Dreaming Transportation - and The Hanging of Jean Lee) have bee adapted for music-theatre by Sydney composer Andrée Greenwell. Both enjoyed recent seasons at the Sydney Opera House.

Albiston's first collection Nervous Arcs won the Mary Gilmore Award, was runner-up for the Anne Elder Award and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Prize. Her fourth collection, The Fall, was shortlisted for Premier’s Prizes in Victoria, NSW and Queensland. 

Her collection, a sonnet according to 'm', won the NSW Premier's Prize in 2010. Albiston’s most recent work The Book of Ethel, a collection of poems about her great-grandmother, was published this year (2013) and was launched at the Sydney Writers Festival. Albiston was the original editor of the first all-Australian all-poetry ezine Divan, and she holds a PhD in literature. She lives in Melbourne.


The Book of Ethel (Puncher & Wattmann) 2013

Kindness (Red Rag Press) 2013

the sonnet according to 'm' (John Leonard Press) 2009

Vertigo: A Cantata (John Leonard Press) 2007

The Fall (White Crane Press) 2003

The Hanging of Jean Lee (Black Pepper Press) 1998

Nervous Arcs (Spinifex Press) 1995