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Sarah Holland-Batt Sarah Holland-Batt i(A90792 works by) (a.k.a. S. J. Holland-Batt)
Born: Established: 1982 Southport, Southport area, Gold Coast, Queensland, ;
Gender: Female
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1 The Gift i "In the garden, my father sits in his wheelchair", Sarah Holland-Batt , 2021 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 432 2021; (p. 11)
1 y separately published work icon Fishing for Lightning : The Spark of Poetry Sarah Holland-Batt , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2021 21963418 2021 selected work poetry essay

'Sarah Holland-Batt’s highly acclaimed and popular poetry columns from The Australian are collected together for the first time in Fishing for Lightning – suitable for the general reader as well as poetry aficionados.' (Publication summary)

1 Debate, Discourse and Productive Disagreement : Interrogating the Performative Dimensions of Authorship in the Creative Writing Classroom Sarah Holland-Batt , 2021 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Writing , vol. 18 no. 2 2021; (p. 213-228)

'The creative writing curriculum has historically focussed on discipline-specific skills, developing students’ proficiency in literary forms, craft and techniques. However, contemporary writers are increasingly expected to participate in the economy of ideas through festival appearances, debates, and other forms of public speaking – skills that the creative writing curriculum has yet to fully contend with. We argue for the value of teaching debate as a distinct topic of inquiry for creative writing students, and hold that pedagogical innovation is required to address the changing nature of literary cultures and their increasing orientation towards performativity. This article establishes a new pedagogical model designed to introduce creative writing students to the study and practice of debate, comprising four key stages: modelling, scaffolding, debating and reflection. This learning progression not only fosters students’ oral argumentation skills, but also prompts critical reflection on the way key ideas in their field connect with their creative works. We contend that introducing debate into the creative writing curriculum addresses broader shifts in the writing and publishing industry, and that oral argumentation and debate should be considered key graduate competencies for creative writing students in the twenty-first century.' (Publication abstract)

1 Guided by the Stars Sarah Holland-Batt , 2021 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13 March 2021; (p. 18)
1 Suffering and Exile Sarah Holland-Batt , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13 March 2021; (p. 22)

— Review of Plague Animals Rebecca Edwards , 2020 selected work poetry
1 Wry Study of Society Sarah Holland-Batt , 2021 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6 March 2021; (p. 18)
1 It’s Just Such a Scream Sarah Holland-Batt , 2021 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20 February 2021; (p. 18)
1 Paradox of Passion Sarah Holland-Batt , 2021 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13 February 2021; (p. 18)
1 Conflict and Resolution Sarah Holland-Batt , 2021 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6 February 2021; (p. 18)
1 A Year of Solitude Sarah Holland-Batt , 2021 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30 January 2021; (p. 18)
1 River Runs Deep Sarah Holland-Batt , 2021 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23 January 2021; (p. 18)
1 Examined Lives Sarah Holland-Batt , 2021 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16 January 2021; (p. 18)
1 Twenty-First-Century Australian Poetry Sarah Holland-Batt , Ella Jeffery , 2020 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Routledge Companion to Australian Literature 2020;
1 Heide : the Facts and the Friction Sarah Holland-Batt , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19 December 2020; (p. 18)
1 Formality within the Frame Sarah Holland-Batt , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12 December 2020; (p. 16)
1 Amid the Useless but Beautiful Sarah Holland-Batt , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 5 December 2020; (p. 18)
1 A Form That Is Difficult to Pin down Sarah Holland-Batt , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21 November 2020; (p. 18)
1 Books of the : Year A Look Back at Some of the Year's Finest Works Sarah Holland-Batt , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 427 2020;
1 Putting the Reader into the Picture Sarah Holland-Batt , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14 November 2020; (p. 18)
1 Sometimes the Twain Shall Meet Sarah Holland-Batt , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 31 October 2020; (p. 18)

'Few things are as disappointing as discovering a great novelist writes bad poetry. The effect of this discovery is so strong on me that when I return to the fiction, I often find it dimmed.' (Introduction)

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