K A Nelson is a Canberra poet who began writing full time in 2010 after winning the Overland Literary Journal’s Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets. Her work has been published in The Canberra Times and journals such as Mascara Literary Review, Arena, Rabbit, and Not Very Quiet (several times). She was Guest Editor for Issue 4 of Not Very Quiet.
Her work has also been published in several anthologies including The Best Australian Poems 2015, edited by Geoff Page, To End all Wars (2019), and No News (2020). In 2018 K A Nelson was shortlisted for the Newcastle Poetry Prize, the same year Recent Work Press published her first collection, Inlandia. It was runner-up in the ACT Writers Centre Book Awards for poetry in 2019.
K A Nelson likes collaborating with artists. She has co-facilitated poetry/art workshops in Alice Springs, at the Warraweena Artists’ Camp 2015/2017, and Burra Regional Art Gallery in South Australia. She welcomes requests to read her work and/or facilitate poetry workshops for small groups.