Brett Dionysius

B. R. Dionysius directed the Queensland Poetry Festival from 1997-2001 and is poetry editor of papertiger: new world poetry CD-ROM. In 1998 he was awarded the Harri Jones Memorial Prize for Poetry.

He has co-authored one artists' book, The Barflies' Chorus (Lyre Bird Press, 1995), two solo collections of poetry, Fatherlands (Five Islands Press, 2000), Bacchanalia (Interactive Press, 2002) and one verse novel, Universal Andalusia (SOI 3 Press, 2006). Fatherlands was short-listed in the 2002 Mary Gilmore Poetry Prize and Universal Andalusia was short-listed in the 2006 C. J. Dennis Poetry Prize. His forthcoming book, "The Extinction Sonnets" is due for publication with SOI 3 Press in 2008/09.   He teaches English at Ipswich Grammar School.


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