Awards

Grants

  • Artist with Disability Grant (Literature): $10,000 Australia Council of the Arts Period: 1 July 2014

                    30 October 2015 Project: Fragments of the Lurgi: A Mosaic (cross-genre)

Fellowships

2014

  • Dorothy Hewett Flagship Fellowship (Poetry) Varuna Writers’ Centre, Katoomba (NSW)

Project: Fragments of the Lurghi

Residency

2001

  • Emerging Writer-in-Residence Katharine Susannah Prichard Writer’s Centre, Greenmount (WA)

Project: Notes from the Devil’s Sidewalk (memoir)

Prizes and Awards

2017

  • 'The Book of Night' Highly Commended, Adrien Abbott Poetry Prize        

2014

  • ‘Call of the Crow’ Longlisted, InkTears Short Story Competition, UK
  • 'Translations through Grief’ Longlisted, Fish International Poetry Competition, Ireland

2013

  • ‘Call of the Crow’ Highly Commended, Trudy Graham-Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose,

                    Peter Cowan Writers’ Centre (WA)

2012

  • ‘Magpies’ Honourable Mention Single Poem Category, 16th Annual Prose and Poetry Prize The New Writer (UK)

2010

  • ‘Python Bends’ Commended, All Poetry Competition (Kitchen Table Poets) (NSW)
  • Winter Quiet (Chapbook) Commended, Poetry Idol/Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize (Vic)

2009

  • ‘Meeting’ (Poetry) Highly Commended, Feast Literary Competition (SA)

2008

  • ‘Doors’ (Poetry) 3rd Prize Feast Literary Competition (SA)
  • ‘The Good Chair’ (Poetry) Highly Commended, Feast Literary Competition
  • 'Doors’ (Poetry) Highly Commended, Shoalhaven Literary Award, FAW Shoalhaven Regional

2007

  • These Scarlet Moments (Poetry manuscript) Long-listed, Interactive Press Picks Awards (Qld)

2005

  • ‘Every Friday Night’ (Short Story) Honourable Mention, Denis Butler Literary Awards, FAW

                      Hunter and Lake Macquarie Regional

2001

  • ‘Scent of Melancholy’ Commended, Poetry to 24 Lines, FAW Far North Coast Regional Literary Competition.

2000

  • ‘Choristers, St. Carthage’s Cathedral, Lismore’ Commended, New England Review Poetry Competition
  • 'This Scarlet Moment’ Highly Commended, Poetry to 80 Lines, FAW Far North Coast Literary Competition
  • 'Dear John’ Commended, Poetry to 80 Lines, FAW Far North Coast Regional Literary Competition

1998

  • ‘The Time of the Nightwalkers.’ Hodder Headline Regional Writers Prize, Queensland Pride/Silver Wheat Society Short Story Competition

1992

  • ‘The Black Swan of Trespass’ (Short Story) Highly Commended, Terry Bell Memorial Competition for Literature (NSW)