About

Lisa Brockwell was born in Sydney, spent a large chunk of her adult life in England, and now lives on a rural property near Byron Bay, on the north coast of New South Wales, with her husband and young son. She has worked as a communications consultant in the HIV/AIDS community sector and for the pharmaceutical industry.  She has travelled extensively in Europe, North America and a bit in Asia, for business and for love. Her poems have appeared in The Spectator, Australian Love Poems, The Canberra Times, Eureka Street and Best Australian Poems (2014-2017).Her first collection, Earth Girls, was published by Pitt Street Poetry in 2016 and commended in the Anne Elder Award.

Awards

  • Runner-up in the 2015 University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize
  • Shortlisted for the 2014 Newcastle Poetry Prize
  • Shortlisted for the 2016 & 2014 Australian Catholic University Literature Prize
  • Shortlisted for the 2014 University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize
  • Shortlisted for the 2013 Montreal International Poetry Prize
  • Highly commended in the 2013 Bridport Prize
  • Runner-up in the 2013 Dangerously Poetic / Byron Bay Writers’ Festival Poetry Prize
  • Highly commended in the 2011 Magma Poetry Prize