Geoff Page

Geoff Page

About Geoff Page

Geoff Page, born July 7, 1940 in Grafton, New South Wales, is an Australian poet. He is the author of twenty-five collections of poetry, four verse novels, A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Australian Poetry and 80 Great Poems from Chaucer to Now. He has reviewed Australian poetry (for The Canberra Times and ABC radio, in particular) for more than 40 years. He was in charge of the English department at Narrabundah College, ACT, from 1974 to 2001, and has been writer-in-residence at a number of academic institutions. His most recent books are the verse novel, Lawrie & Shirley: The Final Cadenza and the poetry collection, Seriatim. His verse biography of Emily Remler, the American guitarist, was published in 2019 by Puncher & Wattmann. His latest collection is In medias res (Pitt Street Poetry 2019) in addition to Codicil, a short ‘selected’ translated into Chinese and published by Flying Islands Press (Macao) in 2019.
Geoff has won several awards, including the ACT Poetry Award, the Grace Leven Prize, the Christopher Brennan Award, the Queensland Premier’s Prize for Poetry and the 2001 Patrick White Literary Award. His book, 1953, was shortlisted in the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. He was also the winner of the ACU Poetry Prize in 2017.

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