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Jordie Albiston


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  Jordie Albiston

Jordie Albiston lives in Melbourne, where she was born in 1961.  She is the author of six poetry collections, and she works as an editor, manuscript assessor, proofreader and mentor.  Sydney composer Andrée Greenwell has adapted two of her books (Botany Bay Document - retitled Dreaming Transportation - and The Hanging of Jean Lee) for music-theatre: both enjoyed recent seasons at the Sydney Opera House.  Jordie's first collection Nervous Arcs won the Mary Gilmore Award, received runner-up for the Anne Elder Award, and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Prize.  Jordie's fourth collection, The Fall, was shortlisted for Premier’s Prizes in Victoria, NSW and Queensland.  Her most recent collection is the sonnet according to 'm' (2009).  Jordie is currently working on a sequence of commissioned poems about the 1974 invasion of Cyprus, alongside another Sydney composer, Raffaele Marcellino.  She was original editor of the first all-Australian all-poetry ezine Divan, and holds a PhD in literature.