About Dr Judith Beveridge
Dr Judith Beveridge has been writing poetry since 1974 and has published three books of poetry. The Domesticity of Giraffes, published by Black Lightning Press in 1987 received the Dame Mary Gilmore Award, the NSW Premier's Poetry prize and the Victorian Premier's Poetry prize. Poems from that volume were subsequently put on the HSC curriculum. In 1995 she edited with Jill Jones and Louise Wakeling, A Parachute of Blue, an anthology of Australian poetry. She has also worked on the literary magazines Hobo and Kalimat and is the current poetry editor of Meanjin. She published her second volume, Accidental Grace, with UQP in 1996, and it won the Wesley Michel Wright Award and was short-listed for other awards. In 1999 she attended the International Poetry Festival in Medellin in Colombia, and in 2003 was one of ten poets invited to Berlin to participate in the poetry translation project. In 2003 she published her third volume of poetry, Wolf Notes, with Giramondo Publishing. In 2004 it won the Judith Wright Calanthe Award for Poetry and the Victorian Premier's Poetry Prize. In 2005 she was awarded the Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal for excellence in literature Since 2002 she has been teaching poetry writing at postgraduate level at Sydney University, having also worked at Newcastle University and UTS. She has written reviews and articles for major literary journals. From 2001-2004 she was a member of the Literature Board of the Australia Council. She edited the UQP poetry anthology, The Best Australian Poetry 2006 and co-edited an anthology of poems from the 2005 Newcastle Poetry Prize, Sunweight. Her poetry has been translated into several languages including Arabic, Chinese, German and Spanish.