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Michelle Cahill (D.O.B. - )

Michelle Cahill is an Anglo-Indian poet who was born in Kenya. She was educated in the UK and Australia where she studied Medicine at Sydney University. In 1998 she graduated from Macquarie University with an Arts degree majoring in Creative Writing. In 2005 she was one of the 'Poets On Wheels'. Her first collection of poetry The Accidental Cage was Best First Book with Interactive Press 2006 and was listed among the Sydney Morning Herald's Best Books for 2006. Her poems have been published in Cordite, Jacket, Callaloo and broadcast on ABC Radio National. She is the founding editor of Mascara Australasian Poetry. This year she is working as a committee member for the Poets Union multicultural poetry project.
   Photo of Michelle Cahill by Mike Spitz, 2005.

Michelle Cahill's publications include: Poetry: The Accidental Cage, (Interactive Press, 2006)

Michelle Cahill can be contacted at Email: mail4michelle (át) optusnet (dót) com (dót) au    Go to Mascara Australasian Poetry

Caroline Caddy (1944 - )

Caroline Caddy was born in Western Australia and spent significant periods of her childhood in the United States of America and Japan. She has lived on small properties on the south coast of Western Australia and brought up two children. Caroline Caddy has published six collections of poems. She has also won the Western Australia Week Literary Award for poetry, and the National book Council Award for poetry in 1992.
   Photo of Caroline Caddy courtesy of FACP, 2001.

Caroline Caddy's publications include: Poetry: Editing The Moon, (Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1999), Working The Temple (Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1997), Antartica (Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1996).

Grant Caldwell (1947 - )

Grant Caldwell was born in Melbourne 6th March, began writing poetry in 1972 while teaching economics in a Victorian country secondary school; he had wanted to study literature at a tertiary institution but didn't have the prerequisites for arts, instead getting into Law, Architecture or Commerce at Uni of Melbourne: he chose the latter because it was the most general and included economic history and geography. He had his first poetry published in 1973, and his first book in 1979, in Sydney. He began writing stories and longer prose while living in London in the mid seventies. He lived and worked in London, Morocco and Spain for three years, spending seven months in Moroccan jails when the port authorities found 42 kilograms of hash welded into the chassis of his car in Tangier. He spent a decade writing (and abandoning) a book about this experience, that was finally published in 1991; it was nominated for a Human Rights Award in 1992. He returned to Australia in 1977, and moved to Sydney to help with the small press magazine, SCOPP and devote his time to writing. He received two Vic Arts grants (1993 and 1994) and two Australia Council Fellowships (1992 & 1994). He moved back to Melbourne in 1992, where has lived ever since. He has been teaching writing (sessionally) at the School of Creative Arts (Uni of Melbourne) since 1995.
   Photo of Grant Caldwell by Dennis Claringbold, 2002.

His last collection of poetry was nominated for The Age Book of the Year Award; his next collection: Dreaming of Robert De Niro, will be published in March, 2003 by Five Islands Press. He continues to write poetry, stories and novels. The Oxford Companion of Australian Literature describes his writing as "post-modernist fabulist", and while this may describe most of the stories in the collection, The Revolt of The Coats, and some of his poetry and other stories, he also writes autobiographical and fictional "realism", and continues to experiment in all and any forms of writing to which he feels inclined. In the late seventies and eighties he was part of the PERFORMANCE POETRY movement, and read/performed his poetry at hundreds of venues, mainly in Sydney and Melbourne. His work has appeared in many magazines and periodicals, and been broadcast on The ABC and other radio stations, and SBS television. He is currently completing a Master of Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne. He has completed a prequel and sequel to Malabata, making a trilogy of novels based on his three years in Europe.

Grant Caldwell's publications include: Poetry: The Screaming Frog that Ralph Ate, (SCOPP, 1979), The Bells of Mr.Whippy, (East End Art, 1983), The Nun Wore Sunglasses, (Glandular Press, 1984), Einstein, Buddhism & My Stiff Neck, (audio cassette), (Off The Page,1990), The Life of Pet Dog, (Five Islands Press, 1992), You Know What I Mean, (Hale and Iremonger, 1996, Dreaming of Robert De Niro, (Five Islands Press, 2003); Fiction: The Revolt of the Coats, (stories), (Angus & Robertson,1988), Malabata, (novel), (Harper Collins, 1991) .

Ada Cambridge (1844 - 1926)

Ada Cambridge was born at St Germans, Norfolk, England, daughter of Henry Cambridge, gentleman farmer, and his wife Thomasina, née Emmerson, a doctor's daughter. She grew up in Downham, Norfolk, a perceptive and cherished child, learning little from a succession of governesses but reading widely and delighting in the fen country of her birth. On 25 April 1870 at Holy Trinity, Ely, she married George Frederick Cross, a curate committed to colonial service; on 19 August they landed in Melbourne. In the following years pastoral work took them to Wangaratta (1870), Yackandandah (1872), Ballan (1875), Coleraine (1877), Bendigo (1883), Beechworth (1885) and Williamstown (1893). She began writing with purpose during snatched leisure in 1873, 'to add … to the family resources when they threatened to give out'. Her fluent and unpretentious work attracted attention at once: Up the Murray was published as a serial in the Australasian in 1875, the first of several to appear in the next fifteen years in those pages. Altogether she produced twenty-one novels, three volumes of poetry, two autobiographies and contributed to journals such as The Atlantic Monthly and The Australian Ladies' Annual. Ada Cambridge wrote about the section of colonial society associated with England and its styles and standards.
   Photo of Ada Cambridge by Spencer Shier, year unknown.

In 1913 Ada returned to England with her husband who had resigned from Williamstown at the end of 1909 with permission to officiate within the diocese until 1912; in 1910 they spent a few months at Carrick, Tasmania. He died at Brighton, England, on 27 February 1917, and later that year Ada Cambridge returned to Victoria.

Ada Cambridge's publications include: Unspoken Thoughts (1887), Thirty Years in Australia (1903), The Retrospect (1912), The Hand in the Dark (1913), A Marked Man (London, 1890), The Three Miss Kings (London, 1891), Hymns on the Litany and Two Surplices. A Tale (London, 1865).

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David Campbell (1915 - 1979)

David Watt Ian Campbell was born at Ellerslie Station, Adelong, New South Wales. In 1930, he entered The King's School, Parramatta, Sydney 1930 and held the J.D. Futter Memorial Scholarship there from 1933-34. In 1935 he moved to England to attend Jesus College, Cambridge, where he represented England in Rugby Union. He graduated Bachelor of Arts in 1937. Campbell returned to Australia and served as a pilot with the RAAF in World War II. His was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar. In 1940 he married his first wife Bonnie Edith. Campbell was poetry editor of the Australian from 1964-65, edited Australian poetry and held a senior fellowship of the Literature Board of the Australia Council in the 70s. He married his second wife Judith Anne Jones in 1974. Campbell received the Henry Lawson Australian Arts Award in 1970, and the Patrick White Literary Award in 1975. He died in Canberra on 29 July, 1979. His last book, The man in the honeysuckle, was posthumously published and posthumously awarded the NSW Premier's Prize for Poetry in 1979, as well as the Fellowship of Australian Writers' Christopher Brennan Award and the Grace Leven Prize.
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David Campbell's publications include: Poetry: Speak with the Sun, (publisher unknown, 1949); Cocky's Calendar: poems, (publisher unknown, 1940s); The Miracle of Mullion Hill: poems, (publisher unknown, 1956); Collected Poems, (publisher unknown, 1956-57); Poems, (publisher unknown 1962); Selected Poems: 1942-1968, (publisher unknown, 1968); The Branch of Dodona and other poems: 1969-1970, (publisher unknown, 1970); Selected Poems, (publisher unknown, 1973); Starting from Central Station: a sequence of poems, (publisher unknown, 1973); Devil's Rock and other poems: 1970-1972, (publisher unknown, 1974); Deaths and Pretty Cousins, (publisher unknown, 1975); Moscow Trefoil: poems from the Russian, (publisher unknown, 1975); Words with a Black Orpington, (publisher unknown, 1978); The Man in the Honeysuckle: poems, (Posthumous, 1979); Seven Russian Poets: imitations, (publisher unknown, 1979); Collected Poems, (publisher unknown, 1989). Short Prose Fiction: Evening Under Lamplight, (publisher unknown, 1959); Evening Under Lamplight, reprint, (publisher unknown, 1987); Anthology (Ed): Modern Australian Poetry, (publisher unknown, 1970).

Elizabeth Campbell (D.O.B. - 1949)

Ann Arbor, Michigan was the birthplace of Elizabeth Campbell. Her early years were spent on her father's farm near Ann Arbor. Elizabeth's parents, both musical, deeply interested in education and college trained, moved into Ann Arbor to further the education of their two children. Elizabeth Campbell graduated from the University of Michigan's School of Music, with a B.A. Degree, a Voice Major. She did post graduate work with Dr. William Howland at the University and at Martha's Vineyard and with Frederick Bristol of New York. Elizabeth joined the Music Faculty of the University, serving from 1903-1909. She became assistant Voice teacher to Dr. Howland. Because of her mother's illness, it was necessary for Elizabeth to resign her Voice position at the University in 1909. Having graduated also from the University Literary College and possessing fine executive ability, it seemed wise to her after this interim of several years away from music and the accompanying strain of long family illness, to pursue another field. Elizabeth accepted the appointment of Recorder of Transcripts in the College of Engineering at the University, a position she held over twenty-five years.
   Photo of Elizabeth Campbell by photographer unknown, year unknown.

In the field of finance, Elizabeth was close to the pulse of the fraternity's needs over a twenty-year span. In 1929 she was made Chairman of the Standing Committee on Finance. She was a member of the National Executive Board as Chairman of Finance and Director of Finance from November 1932 until November 1948, a year before her death. Final services for Elizabeth Campbell were held on September 28, 1949, in Ann Arbor. The following are from the many tributes to Elizabeth: "To know her was to love her," the comment of her sister-Founder of Sigma Alpha Iota, Nora Crane Hunt ... "Her sincerity, humbleness, gentleness, lack of personal ambition, and the faculty of always believing the best of everyone, should be an example to all. Surely she has left a heritage in works and ideals, that will touch many. I shall always cherish the privilege of having had the personal contact with her."

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Lee Cataldi (1942 - )

Lee Cataldi was born in Sydney. Her father was an Italian. Thus she was born an enemy alien, but by the time she entered the education system she was as Australian as anyone else. She went to school in Hobart, to university in Sydney, and has worked as a teacher in Sydney, and in Lajamanu, in the Northern Territory. Later she worked as a linguist, documenting indigenous Australian languages, in Alice Springs and in Halls Creek. Between 1964 and 1973 she lived in Italy and in England. Since May 1968 she has been an active socialist. Invitation to a Marxist Lesbian Party won the Anne Elder Memorial Prize, and The Women who Live on the Ground won the Human Rights' Commission Prize for Literature. Race Against Time, won the NSW Premier's Literary Award for Poetry in 1999. In 1998 she was an Asialink Writer in Residence in India. She is currently working on a dictionary of the Ngardi language spoken by people living in the north-eastern part of West Australia, in Balgo, Ringer Soak and Billiluna.
   Photo of Lee Cataldi by Janie Frazer, 2001.

Lee Cataldi's publications include: Poetry: Invitation to a Marxist Lesbian Party, (Wild & Woolley, 1978), The Women who Live on the Ground, (Penguin Books Australia, 1990), Race Against Time, (Penguin Books Australia, 1998).

Gary Catalano (1947 - 2002)

Gary Catalano was art critic for Art and Australia magazine from 1973; and the Age newspaper, Melbourne 1985-1990. He also published many reviews and literary article, and was published in major literary magazines in Australia, the US, UK, Canada, France and Switzerland. In 1992, he shared the Grace Leven Prize for Poetry with Kevin Hart. In 1997, he was awarded a residency at the Australia Council's Keesing Studio in Paris. At the time of his death, he had almost completed a book of poems based on his residency there. In 2002 he was awarded the Harold White Fellowship from the National Library in Canberra to research a biography of the poet David Campbell. He married writer Helen Hewitt in 1990.
   Photo of Gary Catalano courtesy of Paperbark Press, year unknown.

Gary Catalano's publications include: Poetry: Heaven of Rags: Forty Poems 1978-1981, (publisher unknown, 1982), Slow Tennis, (publisher unknown, 1984), Fresh Linen, (publisher unknown, 1988); The Empire of Grass, (publisher unknown, 1991), Selected Poems 1973-1992, (publisher unknown, 1993); Jigsaw, (Paper Bark Press, 1998); Light and Water, (publisher unknown, 2002); Prose: Remembering the Rural Life, (publisher unknown, 1978); The Woman Who Lives Here and Other Stories, (publisher unknown, 1983); The Years of Hope: Australian Art and Criticism 1959-1968, (publisher unknown, 1981); The Bandaged Image: a study of artists' books, (publisher unknown, 1983); An Intimate Australia: the landscape and recent Australian art, (publisher unknown, 1985); Building a Picture: interviews with Australian artists, (publisher unknown, 1997), The Solitary Watcher: Rick Amor and his Art, (publisher unknown, 2001).

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Cathouse Creek (Band)

Has your inner hillbilly been out recently? Neglecting your hillbilly can lead to less YEE HAH fun than is your natural right! Cathouse Creek is certainly not R-rated - or even M-rated for that matter. We're PG - which is Pretty Good - as the inner hillbilly is most easily seen in children. Let Travis, Earl and Mary-Raelene, with over 90 years footstompin' experience between 'em and a love for the simple life, take you down the creek. Cathouse Creek. Featuring songs by The Dixie Chicks, Kasey Chambers, Gillian Welch, Allison Krauss, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, The Louvin Brothers, Doc Watson, Hank Williams, The Carter Family and Patsy Cline. And, of course, Cathouse Creek. Cathouse Creek are: Kim Downs: guitar/vocals,Liz Hall-Downs: bush bass/vocals and Gary Nunn: piano accordian/vocals. The band is available for weddings, parties and other events.
   Photo of Cathouse Creek by Dave Granato, 2007.

Cathouse Creek can be contacted at: Email: cathousecreek (át) hotmail (dót) com   Go to The Cathouse Creek website

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Graham Catt (1963 - )

Graham Catt was born in the UK and arrived in Australia with his family in 1967. His interest in the creative arts began in childhood when he collaborated with a friend to write and illustrate a series of stories based in the imagined worlds of Sapphire and Bauxite. His activities later broadened to include cartooning, poetry, short stories and pop music. He spent most of the 1980s writing and performing his own music. He has been a member of Adelaide’s long established Friendly Street Poets since 1996, and currently serves on the Friendly Street Committee as Treasurer and Website Administrator. In 2002, he co-edited Blue: Friendly Street 27 with K*m Mann. Blue was launched in March 2003 by Tom Shapcott. In 2000, Graham left his employer of 19 years to devote more time and energy to creative ventures. He has since completed a collection of short stories and a novel for children.
   Photo of Graham Catt by Lucy Catt, 2002.

His poetry and short stories have appeared in magazines, journals and newspapers such as: Poetry Monash, Going Down Swinging, Quadrant, Famous Reporter, LiNQ, The Canberra Times and Verandah. He has also been widely published on the World Wide Web in such e-zines as: Disquieting Muses (US), Limestone Magazine (UK), The 2River View (US), Southern Ocean Review (NZ), The Danforth Review (Canada), Milk Magazine (US) and Carve Magazine (US). He is currently working on three new collections, including one inspired by the world of popular music. Graham admits to being a “child of popular culture”, and includes amongst his influences such diverse talents as: Dr Seuss, Salvador Dali, Steven Spielberg, Tolkien, Monty Python, Gerry Anderson, Edward Lear, Factory Records, Woody Allen, Robert Crumb, Kurt Vonnegut and The Beatles. Graham lives in the north east suburbs of Adelaide with his two teenage daughters.

Graham Catt's publications include: Poetry: Shooting Stars, (Ginninderra, 2001).

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Adrian Ceaser (D.O.B. - )

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Prithvindra Chakravarti (D.O.B. - )

Prithvindra Chakravarti comes from Santiniketan (India). He lives in Darwin (Northern Territory). Has published poems and transcreations in African, Indian, American and Australian magazines. A collection of poems, tentatively titled Man Moon Earth will appear soon. Currently working on a one-act play for children. Educated in Visva-Bharati and Calcutta Universities and University of Chicago. Fulbright Fellow at The Univ of Chicago (1962-66). Spent one year on sabbatical at the University of Cambridge (1975-76), and a semester at ANU (1986). Worked in Calcutta, Chicago, Wisconsin (Madison), Papua New Guinea, Darwin and Batchelor (NT). Chaired the Department of Literature (10 yrs) and ran Creative Writing Program (for 15yrs) at Univ of Papua New Guinea (till 1986). Was Convenor of Literature Colloquium of the IIIrd South Pacific Festival of the Arts, 1982. Residency at International Writing Program, University of Iowa (1976), Participated in Commonwealth Writers Conference (Coinciding with Commonwealth Games), Brisbane, 1982. Participated in Festival of Words, Darwin, 1996; Papua New Guinea Then and Now: Reflections on Cultural Decolonisation and Nationalism - A Symposium at Univ of Sydney, July 2002. Two poems on ABC Radio National 1996. Northern Territory Literary awards - Red Earth Poetry (NT) Highly Commended 1995.
   Photo of Prithvindra Chakravarti by Dr Steve Winduo, 2002.

Prithvindra Chakravarti's publications include: Poetry: Prettier than the Black Pea Flower, (Calcutta Writers Workshop, 1975), Three Riddle Plays of Rabindranath Tagore, (Calcutta Writers Workshop, 1983), Inni Binni, (publisher unknown, year unknown), Chharaa Chhatris, (publisher unknown, year unknown), Hanser Chhaa Baker Chhaa, (publisher unknown, year unknown), Sun and Moon in Papua New Guinea Folklore, (with Ulli Beier), (Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies series, year unknown), Bibliography of New Writings from Papua New Guinea, (with K. Kais), (Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies series, year unknown), Papua New Guinea Literature in English - A Bibliography 1974-1985, (with Papiya Chakravarti), (Owl Books, Papua New Guinea, 1986); Plays: Two skits (from Three Riddle Plays) produced by NBC Papua New Guinea in early 1980's; Translations: Sands Sun Water, (Papua Pocket Poets, year unknown), Jhumur, (Translation), (Papua Pocket Poets, year unknown), Baul, (Translation), (Papua Pocket Poets, year unknown), Chharaa, (Translation), (Papua Pocket Poets, year unknown), A Handful of Sun, (Translation of Bengali poems from India and Bangladesh), (Papua Pocket Poets, year unknown), Playing a Thousand Years, (Translation of poems by Jibanananda Das) (Papua Pocket Poets, year unknown).

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Paul Cliff (D.O.B. - )

Paul Cliff has published three poetry collections and has been included in numerous anthologies (Mattara, Poet's Choice, Footprints on Paper, etc) and on the CD Australian Poetry: Live at Chats (prod. Geoff Page, 1999). He has also published numerous book reviews. Over the past 20 years he has worked as a book editor (McGraw-Hill, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich) and magazine editor (Simply Living and Geo). He currently works in the National Library of Australia's publishing division, where his compilation The Endless Playground: Celebrating Australian Childhood (based on the Library's Oral History, Pictorial and Manuscript Collections) received honourable mention in the Centre for Australian Cultural Studies Awards 2000. He has additionally compiled a poetry anthology, The Little Book of Childhood, to accompany that book. Paul's experimental piece Deadline: A Manual for Hostage-Taking won the Canberra Playwrights Competition for 2000, and was produced by Canberra Rep Fringe. Paul has also produced a manuscript text titled 'Finding The Angel In It: Les Murray at Bunyah; A Critical Cartography'. Modified chapters have thus far appeared in the Australian Folklore journal, and in Thylazine. The work, informed by visits to the farm and neighbourhood and ongoing correspondence, extends an original thesis focusing on the creative process in Murray's use of home landscape, iconography, and sub-themes across his poetry.
   Photo of Paul Cliff by Skye Bloomfield, year unknown.

Paul Cliff's publications include: Poetry: The Spirit of Australia, (a pictorial work on Australian landscape with Oodgeroo Noonuccal), Golden Press, 1989, The Wolf Problem In Australia, (poetry), Five Islands New Poets Program, 1994, Backpack Despatches: Travel Poems, (poetry), Kardoorair Press, 1998, The Impatient World, (poetry), Five Islands Press, 2002. Anthology: As compiling editor for the National Library, the series: Acquired Tastes: Celebrating Australia's Culinary History (1998), A Sporting Nation: Celebrating Australia's Sporting Life (1999), The Endless Playground: Celebrating Australian Childhood (2000); and The Little Book of Childhood (2003)

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Jennifer Compton (1949 - )

Jennifer Compton was born in New Zealand and emigrated to Australia in 1972. She has been publishing poetry in magazines etc. since the age of 14 in New Zealand and Australia, and more recently in the UK, USA and Canada. In the early seventies she attended the NIDA Playwrights Studio and wrote for ABC's Certain Women. Her play Crossfire jointly won the Newcastle Playwriting Competition and was premiered at the Nimrod Theatre in 1974. Her first book of poetry From The Other Woman was published as part of the Five Islands new Poets series in 1993. In 1995 she was awarded the NSW Ministry for the Arts Fellowship, the first time this has been awarded for poetry. In the same year her poem 'Blue Leaves' won the Robert Harris Poetry Prize. Another stage play, The Big Picture, written with the aid of a grant from the Australian Council for the Arts, premiered at the Griffin Theatre in 1997.
   Photo of Photo of Jennifer Compton by Chris Mansell, 2002.

Her book of poetry, Blue, was shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize in 2001. She lives in Wingello on the Southern Highlands of NSW with her husband and children. Jennifer's new book forthcoming from the Indigo Imprint at Ginninderra Press in 2004 and Jennifer will be a guest at the Genoa Poetry festival in June.

Jennifer Compton's publications include: Plays: Crossfire, (Currency Press, 1976), The Big Picture (Currency Press, 1998), Poetry: From The Other Woman, (Five Islands Press, 1993), Aroha, (Flarestack Press, 1998), Blue, (Ginninderra Press, 2000).

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Aileen Corpus (1950 - )

Aileen Corpus was born in Darwin and raised in the Retta Dixon Children’s Home. Her tribal name is Ne'eri of the Wagiman and Nangumerri peoples of the Northern Territory. She has publshed in various magazines, acted in the 1973 ABC-TV production Basically Black, the first all-Aboriginal television show in Australia, and was a member of the Aboriginal Delegation to the Peoples Republic of China in 1974. She works as a community arts officer and lives in Darwin.
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Angela Costi (N.F.P. - )

Angela Costi's poetry and other writing have been widely published, broadcast and produced, including, LINQ, Hecate, Southerly, Meanjin, Radio National - ABC, Australasian Drama Studies (UQP), Divan, Overland, Sojourner (US), Imago and International Women Playwrights Conference 2000. Since 1994, she has been freelancing full time as a writer and editor, completing many writing commissions for various organisations (including, "Relocated" a full length play and text exhibition for Melbourne City Council based on her writer's residencey at the Kensington Housing Commission Estate, "Shimmer", for the City of Darebin, a full length play inspired by lengthy interviews with girls from the working class Northern suburbs of Melbourne, and a mini poetry collection on the art piece, Charity, for the National Gallery of Victoria). She has written seven staged plays, two of which have been produced for Radio National. Her third poetry collection, Honey and Salt, is due to be published in 2007 by Five Islands Press as part of the New Poets Series 12.
   Photo of Angela Costi by Christian Wilson, 2001.

Angela Costi's publications include: Poetry: Dinted Halos (chapbook) (Hit&Miss Publications, 2003), Prayers for the Wicked (CD) (Floodtide Audio, 2005).

Bryce Courtenay (1933 - )

Bryce Courtenay was born and grew up in South Africa. He grew up, in his own words, among farm folk and the African people. He was educated at private schools and the London School of Journalism. He won a scholarship to a prestigious boys' school, and then studied journalism at a university in England. Courtenay moved to Australia in 1958, and worked in advertising for the next 35 years. He since lives in Sydney, and prior to his career in writing, worked in advertising as a copywriter and creative director. At the age of 55, he took the full plunge into writing, and has never looked back since. In 1991 he published his first novel, The Power of One which quickly became a best seller and was later produced as a film. Courtenay's novels are very popular and have been translated into several languages. His later works continue his exploration of South African issues, and also include a historical trilogy set in Tasmania and an autobiographical account of his son's death from AIDS. Courtenay has been a vocal and active supporter of literacy programs, often denigrating literary writers, critics and academics for producing and promoting works that turn young readers away from books.
   Photo of Bryce Courtenay by photographer unknown, year unknown.

Several prominent critics consistently write bad reviews of Courtney's works, which has led to heated exchanges in print and in public. Nevertheless, Courtenay's novels remain bestsellers. Bryce Courtenay was born, and grew up, in South Africa. His books include; The Power of One, (Mandarin Books), Tandia, (Mandarin Books, 1992), and others.

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Michael Crane (1961 - )

Michael Crane was born in Brisbane. After moving to Melbourne in 1979, Michael took up various factory jobs. Although he always had an interest in strong lyrics from contemporary music, it wasn't until 1984 that he decided to make writing his full time occupation. From 1989 to 1991 Michael read many times in open sections of various readings in Melbourne. Michael organised the first Poetry Slam in Australia in 1991 and since then has organised more than 150 Slams. He is organising a Poetry Slam at the 2000 Melbourne Writers Festival. Michael's work has now appeared in most literary journals and newspapers. In 1998 ten of Michael's Poems appeared in the collection Loose Kangaroos which featured three other writers including Sandy Jeffs. From 1995 to 1999 Michael has also written a verse novel The Women and another collection titled: Diary of a Dead Poet. Michael has been interviewed on Radio National several times and appeared on the Poetica Program on two occasions. In 1998 Michael was one of twenty poets and performers including Paul Kelly, who featured on The A.B.C TV Program Voices.
   Photo of Michael Crane by Coral Hull, 1996.

Michael Crane's publications include: Poetry: The Book of Screams, (self-published, 1992), An Almost Summer, (self-published, 1993), Joan of Arc was a fire-eater, (self-published, 1994), The Lightmaster, (Phoebe Press, 1998), The Book of Screams, (self-published, 1999), Not Mad Just Raving, (spoken word CD and musical accompaniment, self-published, 1999).

Louise Crisp (1957 - )

Louise Crisp was born in Omeo, Victoria. She majored in Lingistics, Anthropology and Prehistory at the Australian National University in Canberra. She has worked in various occupations around New Zealand and Australia including firetower person on Mt Nugong in East Gippsland, and deckhand on fishing boats in the Northern Territory and Western Australia. pearl and sea fed was shortlisted in the 1995 NSW Premiers Awards. She lives in East Gippsland with her partner and two daughters.
   Louise Crisp by Tom Cameron, 1997.

Louise Crisp's publications include: Poetry: the luminous ocean in In The Half-Light, (with Valery Wilde), (Friendly Street Poets, 1988), pearl and sea fed, (Hazard Press, 1994), Ruby Camp, (Spinifex Press, 1997).

Alison Croggon (1962 - )

Alison Croggon's work includes plays, libretti, translations, editing and criticism. Her first book of poems, This is the Stone, won the Anne Elder and Dame Mary Gilmore Prizes for best first collection that year. Her first novel Navigatio was highly commended in the 1995 Australian/Vogel national literary awards. Her second book of poems, The Blue Gate, was shortlisted for the 1998 C.J. Dennis Prize for Poetry in the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards and commended by the Poetry Society of Australia. Her work for theatre has been performed all across Australia. She has written two operas, The Burrow and Gauguin, with the highly regarded Sydney composer Michael Smetanin, and has completed the libretto for their third, The White Army. Many of her poems have been set to music by various composers, including Smetanin (Skinless Kiss of Angels, Elision New Music Emsemble), Christine McCombe and Margaret Legge-Wilkinson (Canberra New Music Ensemble). She was poetry editor for Overland Extra (1992), Modern Writing (1992-1994) and Voices (National Library of Australia, 1996). She is founding editor of Masthead literary arts magazine.She has also wrote a novel for young adults, which will be published by Penguin Books.
   Alison Croggon by Jacqueline Mitelman, 2001.

Alison Croggon's creative achievements include: Poetry: This is the Stone, (Penguin Books Australia, 1991), The Blue Gate, (Black Pepper Press, 1997), Alison Croggon selected poems, (Arc Books, 2002); Fiction: Navigatio, (novel), (Black Pepper Press, 1996); Translation: Rilke's Duino Elegies, (Salt/Folio, 2002); Opera: The Burrow, opera with composer Michael Smetanin), Perth Festival, Sydney, Melbourne 1994-95 and broadcast by ABC Radio, year unknown, Gauguin, (opera with composer Michael Smetanin), performed by Chamber Made Opera at the Melbourne Festival, 2000; Play: The Burrow,(play/theatre), Perth Festival, Sydney, Melbourne 1994-95 and broadcast by ABC Radio, year unknown, Lenz,(play/theatre), Melbourne Festival 1996, Rules of Thumb, (play/theatre), Red Shed Company, Adelaide 1997 and ABC Radio 1998, Confidentially Yours, (play/theatre), Playbox Theatre, 1998, Samarkand (play/theatre), broadcast by ABC Radio, year unknown, Monologues for an Apocalypse, (play/theatre), broadcast by ABC Radio, year unknown).

MTC Cronin (D.O.B. - )

MTC Cronin has had six books and one booklet of poetry published, between them shortlisted for the Jessie Litchfield Award for Literature, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, the Age Poetry Book of the Year, the Qld Premier’s Literary Awards, the Wesley Michel Wright Prize for Poetry, the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. An eighth collection, beautiful, unfinished ~ PARABLE/SONG/CANTO/POEM is forthcoming through Salt Publishing (Cambridge, UK) in 2003. After being employed for most of the decade of the nineties in law (specializing in feminist jurisprudence), she has now begun teaching writing at university level. Also, with Mireille Juchau (novelist, essayist and playwright) and Caitlin Newton-Broad (youth theatre director), she runs Muse on Wheels, a group which provides writing workshops in secondary schools. She is currently working on her doctorate, Poetry and Law: Discourses of the Social Heart, at the University of Technology).
   Photo of MTC Cronin by Jeanette Cronin, 1998.

MTC Cronin's publications include: Poetry: Zoetrope - we see us moving, (Five Islands Press, 1995), the world beyond the fig, (Five Islands Press, 1998), Mischief-Birds, (chapbook), (Vagabond Press, 1999), Bestseller, (Vagabond Press, 2001), Talking to Neruda's Questions, (Vagabond Press, 2001), Questions the Sea Forgot to Erase (with Peter Boyle), (Vagabond Press, 2001), My Lover’s Back: 79 Love Poems, (UQP, 2002.

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The Cube (Multi-Media Artists)

Since 2001 Terry McArthur has been one half of The Cube, a Sydney based band melding spoken word with sung vocals and beats. The Cube have just released their debut album Permanent Scars on Bronze Records (MGM). Terry is currently working on Walking Skin, a book of poems. lyrics, and short story. The Cube blend spoken word poetry, sung vocals and beats with a story with a tellers' eye for detail. They are part of a narrative tradition that goes back to the beat poets right through to today's hip hop, and rap. The Cube come out of inner city Sydney and they have their own beats, grooves, and stories to tell. The Cube have released one album Permanent Scars through MGM, with their new album set for release in Australia, Germany, and France later this year.
   Photo of The Cube by photographer unknown, year unknown.

The Cube's albums include: Permanent Scars, (Bronze Records, MGM, 2002)

The Cube can be contacted at: Email: bender (át) thecubeonline (dót) com   Go to The Cube's website

Peter Cuffe (D.O.B. - )

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   Photo of Peter Cuffe by Pamela Sidney, 1989.

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Melissa Curran (D.O.B. - )

Melissa Curran is a Sydney Poet. Her work Fairytale Blues was performed by Lisa Hensley on ABC Radio National Airplay on September 20, 1998.
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Melissa Curran's publications include: Poetry: The Long Drowning, (Five Islands Press, 1993).

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