Louise Oxley

Louise Oxley has published two collections of poetry, Compound Eye (2003) and Buoyancy (2008). Compound Eye was commended in the Anne Elder Award, and Buoyancy shortlisted in the WA Premier’s Literary Awards. She has also won the Melbourne Poets Union, Tom Collins, Bruce Dawe and Henry Kendall poetry prizes. Her work is represented in several anthologies, including Best Australian volumes and the forthcoming Contemporary Australian Poetry (Puncher & Wattmann).

The Bat Corridor

Or we could leave the house, the pressure of its walls and light, its hard words bumbling against the windows, and go down to the gully where the creek-bank collapses with the autumn rains, something you could fall for and …

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Louise Oxley lives in Hobart. Her poems have been published widely in Australian journals. Louise's first collection, Compound Eye, was published in the Five Islands Press New Poetry Series No.9 in 2003. It was commended in the Anne Elder awards for a first book of poetry. Recent prizes also include the Tom Collins Poetry Prize.

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