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Nandi Chinna Nandi Chinna i(A99660 works by)
Born: Established: 1964 Adelaide, South Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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Research consultant, poet, essayist, and environmental activist.

Nandi Chinna holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Arts (Creative Arts), and a Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Arts), all from Edith Cowan University. Her MA resulted in the poetry collection How to Measure Land and her PhD in the poetic work Swamp (as well as accompanying critical works for both.

Chinna has been a member of the Fremantle based Out of the Asylum writers' group. She has worked as a research consultant for variety of land conservation projects in and around Perth, Western Australia.

In 2014, her poem 'Cut and Paste Lake' won the Tom Collins Poetry Prize. Her poems have been widely anthologised and published in numerous journals, as well as her standalone collections.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2021 recipient INSPIRE Writer in Residence Initiative residency at Woodbridge
2018 recipient Varuna Awards and Fellowships Varuna Writers' Retreat Fellowship

for the poetry manuscript An Older Country

2017 shortlisted Red Room Poetry Fellowship

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Future Keepers Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2019 15634981 2019 selected work poetry

'The poems in The Future Keepers honour ecosystems and the custodians of future ecologies. They navigate the poet’s own embodied experiences of change and succession – of family, community and place. From the research scientists, gardeners, birds and plants of Kings Park, to the activism and ecosystems of the Beeliar Wetlands, to the poet’s own inherited landscapes, these poems evoke mutuality and exchange in speaking of the gifts we receive from being open to encounters with other species, and the reciprocity that these gifts imply.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Fiction
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