Paul Hetherington

Paul Hetherington has previously published 12 collections of poetry and six poetry chapbooks. He won the 2014 Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (poetry) for Six Different Windows (UWAP, 2013) and the 1996 Australian Capital Territory Book of the Year Award for Shadow Swimmer, and was shortlisted for the 2017 Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry in the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards for Burnt Umber (UWAP, 2016). He was a finalist in the 2018 international Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition (UK) and the 2017 international Bridport Prize Flash Fiction competition (UK); commended in the 2016 Newcastle Poetry Prize, and shortlisted for the international 2016 Periplum Book Competition (UK). In 2015-16 he undertook an Australia Council for the Arts Residency at the BR Whiting Studio in Rome and in 2012 he was awarded one of two places on the Australian Poetry Tour of Ireland. In 2002 he won a Chief Minister’s ACT Creative Arts Fellowship. His poems have been published in anthologies, journals, magazines and on websites, nationally and internationally. He is Professor of Writing in the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra, head of the International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI) and one of the founding editors of the international online journal Axon: Creative Explorations. He founded the International Prose Poetry Group in 2014.