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Judith Bishop (1972 – )

Judith Bishop, 2007, photographer unknown Judith Bishop, 2007, photographer unknown

Judith Bishop was born in Melbourne in 1972. She has studied and traveled extensively, earning an MPhil. in French Literature from Cambridge University, a Masters of Fine Arts (poetry) from Washington University at St Louis, U.S.A., and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Melbourne.

Bishop’s poems have been widely published in Australian and international literary journals, and she has won several awards including the Australian Book Review poetry prize (2006), and the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship in Poetry Prize (2002–4). Her first collection of poem Event was published in 2007. Her other publications include translations of French poetry and scholarly articles in the field of Linguistics. She works as a linguist at a speech technology company in Sydney.

Poetry Collections
  • Event (Cambridge: Salt, 2007).
Suggested Further Reading
  • Peter Coghill, [untitled review of Event], Five Bells 15.1 (2007), pp. 62–63.
  • Rose Lucas, ‘ “Behind the Shining Paint”,’ Australian Book Review no. 296 (2007).
  • Geoff Page, ‘A Poetic Event of Subtle Proportions,’ Canberra Times, 29 September 2007, section: panorama, p. 20.

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