Sarah Day was born in England and grew up in Tasmania, Australia.

Grass Notes (Brandl & Schlesinger 2009) is her most recent collection.
The Ship (Brandl & Schlesinger 2004) won the University of Melbourne Wesley Michel Wright Prize 2004, the Queensland Premier’s Judith Wright Calanthe Award for Poetry 2005 and was joint winner of the ACT Art & Literary Awards’ Judith Wright Prize with Joanne Burns.

In 2002 her New and Selected Poems was published by Arc in UK where it received a Special Commendation by the Poetry Book Society. It was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Awards. Before that, Quickening (Penguin Books Australia Ltd.) was published in 1997.

Her other books include A Hunger to be Less Serious which won the Anne Elder Award for a first volume of poetry in 1987 and A Madder Dance which was shortlisted for the NBC Banjo Awards.

She has received grants from the Literature Fund of the Australia Council and Arts Tasmania and was resident at the BR Whiting Library in Rome in 1993. She was invited to the Festival de Poesie in Paris in 2001 and 2004 and has been a guest at Australian festivals including Adelaide, Melbourne, Mildura, Byron Bay, Brisbane and Hobart writers festivals and at King’s Lynn in England. In 2011 she read at a symposium on Australian literature and culture at the University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Her poems have been put to music by British composers Anthony Gilbert and Adam Gorb. She was poetry editor of Island Magazine for seven years. She lives in Hobart, Tasmania with her husband and two daughters. She has taught English and Creative Writing for a number of years at university and year 12 level. She has been a member of the Literature Board of the Australia Council.

Sarah Day's Works:

A Hunger to Be Less Serious (1987), (winner of the Anne Elder Award for a first volume of poetry)
A Madder Dance (1992)
Quickening (1997)
Easter Train (2000)
New and Selected Poems(2002)
The Ship (2004), (winner of the Queensland Premier's Award and Judith Wright ACT Award for poetry (2005), and the University of Melbourne Wesley Michelle Wright Prize (2004)).

Poems by Sarah Day

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