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Joel Deane Joel Deane i(A14586 works by)
Born: Established: 1969 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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Joel Deane grew up in the Goulburn Valley but returned to the city as an adolescent. At seventeen he became a copyboy at The Sun News-Pictorial, later working as a reporter on the Sun. He also spent some time working as a press secretary for the Australian Labor Party.

He lived in San Francisco between 1995 and 2001, where he worked as a multimedia journalist, editor and producer. He has published poetry and short stories and has performed at Melbourne's La Mama Poetica, the Intersection for the Arts (San Francisco) and the M. H. de Young Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Deane has also worked as Premier of Victoria Steve Bracks' speech writer.

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y separately published work icon Year of the Wasp St Lucia : Hunter Publishers , 2016 9569308 2016 selected work poetry

'In 2012 poet and writer Joel Deane suffered a stroke. Suddenly he was a poet without language. Year of the Wasp tracks Deane’s journey to rediscover his poetic voice.

From these deeply personal origins Deane’s third poetry collection rises to confront the realities of politics and culture, language and love in contemporary Australia. It is a journey of poetic transfiguration that produces a work of unrivalled power, emotional intensity, and insight.' (Publication summary)

2018 shortlisted Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature John Bray Poetry Award
2017 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Poetry
y separately published work icon Magisterium North Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing , 2008 Z1526256 2008 selected work poetry

'In his second collection of poetry, Joel Deane strives to find truth in the increasingly inconsistent lives we are living and duplicitous language we are speaking.' (Publication summary)

2009 finalist Melbourne Prize Best Writing Award
y separately published work icon Subterranean Radio Songs Brisbane : Interactive Press , 2005 Z1243461 2005 selected work poetry
2005 winner IP Picks Award Best Poetry
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