Tricia Dearborn

Tricia DearbornTricia Dearborn is an award-winning Sydney poet, writer and editor. Her work has been widely published in literary journals in Australia, overseas and online, and is represented in anthologies including Contemporary Australian Poetry, Australian Poetry since 1788 and The Best Australian Poems 2012 and 2010.

Tricia’s third collection, Autobiochemistry, was recently released by UWA Publishing. Her previous books are The Ringing World (Puncher & Wattmann, 2012) and Frankenstein’s Bathtub (Interactive Press: Emerging Poets Series, 2001). She has an IPSI (International Poetry Studies Institute) Chapbook coming out later in 2019.

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 is a judge of this year’s University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize.

Tricia grew up in Bathurst, in the central west of New South Wales, has degrees in science and arts, and earns her living as a freelance editor.

Upcoming events

Tricia will be launching Autobiochemistry in Canberra at That Poetry Thing at Smith’s on Monday 29 April (7–9 pm, 76 Alinga Street, Canberra, food and drinks available at the bar), and in Bathurst as a guest of the Bathurst Writers’ and Readers’ Festival on Saturday 4 May (6.30–7.30 pm, City Hall, Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, free).

She will be featuring at the ‘Poetry on the Move’ festival at the University of Canberra, 17–21 October 2019.