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John Foulcher John Foulcher i(A11226 works by) (birth name: John Stephen Foulcher)
Born: Established: 1952 Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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John Foulcher graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours and a Diploma of Education. He has been a teacher in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

Foulcher's work has been widely anthologised, and published extensively in national newspapers and journals, including the Age, the Bulletin, Quadrant, Poetry Australia and Overland. Foulcher's work often focuses on such subjects as family relationships, coping with grief, and the mysterious and unknowable future. His poetry has been described by the Oxford Companion to Australian Literature as 'simple, direct and convincing'.

In 1993, Foulcher was poetry editor of the National Library's Voices, and from 1986 to 1994 his poetry was set for study on the NSW Higher School Certificate syllabus.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2020 shortlisted The Newcastle Poetry Prize for 'Annotations'.
2020 shortlisted The Newcastle Poetry Prize for 'The Babel of Rites'.
2019 shortlisted Peter Porter Poetry Prize for 'Dancing with Stephen Hawking'.

Awards for Works

Revising Casuarinas i "You begin, as these days you do, with revision:", 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Solace : Poems from the 2019 ACU Prize for Poetry 2019; (p. 30-32)
2019 winner ACU Prize for Poetry
Dancing with Stephen Hawking i "I was living in England. Punk days, they were.", 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 409 2019; (p. 34)
2019 shortlisted Peter Porter Poetry Prize
y separately published work icon New and Selected Poems Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1993 Z502986 1993 selected work poetry
1994 winner Australian Capital Territory Book of the Year Award
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