Jun 09 2009

Murphy – Lizz

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Enquiries: lizzmurphy@tadaust.org.au

Lizz Murphy has published nine books – four collections of poetry, three anthologies of women’s writing, a community arts publication and a social history. Her latest collections are Stop Your Cryin (Island Press) and Two Lips Went Shopping (Spinifex Press). The anthology Wee Girls: Women Writing from an Irish Perspective (Spinifex Press) was reprinted and continues to create interest.

Wee GirlsPoems have also appeared in a number of anthologies in Australia, Canada, India and Ireland, and in a range of journals/ezines such as Antithesis, Ars Poetica, Blast, Blue Dog, foam:e, Going Down Swinging, Haiku Review, Hecate, Imago, LiNQ, Poetrix as well as The Canberra Times and Sydney Morning Herald.

Some poems are translated into Bengali, French, Irish, Polish, Serbian.

She has toured with the Australia-India Poetry Exchange (Kolkata/Calcutta 2006 and 2007), Poets On Wheels! (Poets Union, Broken Hill-Katoomba 2003) and Poets in Court (SE NSW 2001).

Awards include a CAPO-Singapore Airlines Travel Award (India 2007), artsACT travel grant (India 2006) and the ACT Creative Arts Fellowship for Literature 1998.

Lizz facilitates Conspire to Inspire poetry workshops on a number of themes with writers from Merimbula to Nhulunbuy.

She has a visual arts past with paintings and drawings hung in competition exhibitions and similar – one award, a couple of commendations and a stick and ink drawing in a Wollongong collection. She has a growing interest in art & text and in more recent times collaborated with artists on two major artworks:

Fragilities, a mixed media cross-art collaboration with Suzette Boddington, Water Works, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, 2005. Also hung on loan at Murray-Darling Basin Commission 2005-06

Rivertalk Art & text installation with Deborah Faeyrglenn for Conversations: Between Art and Text with Five Artists Five Writers, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, 2004.