Biography.

 
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Libby Hart is the author of three collections of poetry: Fresh News from the Arctic, This Floating World and Wild.

Her first book, Fresh News from the Arctic, won the Anne Elder Award and was shortlisted for the Mary Gilmore Prize. Her second collection, This Floating World, was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and The Age Book of the Year Awards, and longlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Her most recent book, Wild, was shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards and named one of the Books of the Year for the Australian Book Review, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Libby has published widely in Australia and overseas, and her work has been adapted for stage (This Floating World), composed as an opera score (Wild), and broadcast on ABC Radio National’s Poetica program.

She is a recipient of several residencies and fellowships, including an Australia Council for the Arts international residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig (Ireland), DJ O’Hearn Memorial Fellowship, Readings Glenfern Fellowship and Writing at Rosebank Fellowship. Additionally, Libby has held residencies at The Cill Rialaig Project (Ireland), Varuna—The Writers’ House, and Palace Cinema Como to coincide with the inaugural Poetry in Film Festival.

Libby is based in Narrm (Melbourne, Australia), and acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the larger Kulin Nation as the sovereign owners of the land on which she lives and works. Hart pays her deepest respect to the people of the Kulin Nation and all Elders past, present and emerging for their knowledge, wisdom and legacies. Libby extends this esteem to the cultures, insight and continued histories of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nations.