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Judith Beveridge Judith Beveridge i(A24533 works by) (a.k.a. Judy Beveridge)
Born: Established: 1956 London,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Female
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Judith Beveridge was born in London, England in 1956 and migrated with her family to Australia in 1960, attending school in the western suburbs of Sydney. She studied communications at the University of Technology, Sydney, and has worked at part-time jobs as a research officer, library assistant, teacher and in the field of bush regeneration, in order to allow herself time to write.

Beveridge has received fellowships from the Australia Council to assist in her poetry writing and her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She is an experienced speaker and contributor at writers' festivals and has been a member of literary judging panels.

In 2000 Beveridge held the position of poetry advisor for Kalimat, a journal promoting Australian and Arabic literature. She has been a member of the Literature Board of the Australia Council.

She is currently (2010) the poetry editor for the literary journal Meanjin and teaches poetry writing at the University of Sydney.

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Personal Awards

Awards for Works

As Wasps Fly Upwards i "I’m walking home in the dying light of a summer’s day.", 2015 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 371 2015; (p. 36-41) The Best Australian Poems 2015 2015; Award Winning Australian Writing 2015 2015;
2015 winner Peter Porter Poetry Prize
y separately published work icon Devadatta’s Poems Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2014 6898099 2014 selected work poetry (taught in 4 units)

'Devadatta’s Poems complements the sequence ‘Between the Palace and the Bodhi Tree’, published in Beveridge’s earlier collection Wolf Notes, which followed the travels of Siddhatta Gotama before he became the Buddha, and portrayed the world from his disciplined and ascetic point of view. These new poems are written from the viewpoint of Devadatta, Siddhatta’s jealous and ambitious cousin, who attempted to murder him three times. They are marked by an extraordinary richness of language and detail, and a dedication to sensation, which is in contrast to Siddhatta’s purity, and caused at least in part by Devadatta’s desire for Yasodahra, his cousin’s wife.' (Publisher's blurb)

2015 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Poetry
2015 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
2014 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Poetry Collection Judith Wright Calanthe Award
y separately published work icon Storm and Honey Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2009 Z1641736 2009 selected work poetry
2010 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
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