Tricia Dearborn is an award-winning Sydney poet, writer and editor. Her third full-length collection, Autobiochemistry (UWA Publishing), and She Reconsiders Life on the Run (an International Poetry Studies Institute Chapbook) were both released in 2019. Her previous books are The Ringing World (Puncher & Wattmann, 2012) and Frankenstein’s Bathtub (Interactive Press: Emerging Poets Series, 2001).
Her work has been widely published in literary journals in Australia, overseas and online, and is represented in anthologies including The Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry (forthcoming, MUP, 2020), Contemporary Australian Poetry (Puncher & Wattmann, 2016), Australian Poetry since 1788 (UNSW Press, 2011) and The Best Australian Poems 2012 and 2010 (Black Inc.).
Tricia is on the editorial board of Plumwood Mountain, an online journal of ecopoetry and ecopoetics, and was a guest poetry editor in 2016. She has been an invited reader and panellist at the Sydney Writers’ Festival, the Queensland Poetry Festival, the Newcastle Writers’ Festival and Sydney Ideas, among other literary events. Her awards include four grants from the Australia Council for the Arts, and a Residential Fellowship at Varuna, the Writers’ House. She was a Poet in Residence at the 2019 Poetry on the Move Festival, and a judge of the 2019 University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize.
Tricia Dearborn is guest poetry editor for Rabbit 31: The SCIENCE Issue, forthcoming in September 2020. The issue also features her essay ‘The science of poetry’, an expanded version of a presentation given as part of the panel of the same name at the 2019 Poetry on the Move Festival.