Marion May Campbell

A poetics of feminist contestation has been a key concern in Campbell’s novels, poetry, essays, works for theatre, and in the cross-genre collection Fragments from a paper witch (Salt, 2008). The collection was a finalist in the 2010 Innovation category of the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. Her critical study Poetic Revolutionaries: Intertextuality & Subversion (Rodopi, 2014), along with her novella konkretion (UWAP, 2013), explored the language of subversion and terror. Her novels have been shortlisted for major Australian awards, twice for the Canada-Australia Literary Award with Not Being Miriam winning the 1989 WA Literature Week Award for fiction. A new poetry collection Riding parallel, is forthcoming with Whitmore Press in 2018. As Associate Professor in Writing and Literature she supervises graduate writing projects at Deakin University. She now lives mainly on a bush block at Golden Beach on the Central Gippsland coast.