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LOUISE OXLEY was born in Hobart and lives there with her two sons. Her first collection, Compound Eye, was published in 2003 by Five Islands Press as part of its New Poets Series and was launched with the others in the series on a grand tour across the Nullarbor and back. It was shortlisted for the Anne Elder Award in April 2004. Her poems have appeared in a variety of journals and newspapers. Among her awards are the Banjo Paterson and Henry Kendall Awards, and most recently the Tom Collins Award 2003.

Her poem 'Voice Over' was included in the first volume of the important new anthology Best Australian Poetry (UQP, ed. Martin Duwell). A selection of her work can also be found in the anthology of Tasmanian writing, Moorilla Mosaic (Bumble Bee Books, eds Lyn Reeves and Robyn Mathison).

Louise was educated at the University of Tasmania, later undertaking post-graduate work in Applied Linguistics through Macquarie University in Sydney. She has taught English as a second language for many years, both at home in Australia and overseas in France and Thailand.

Louise has served on Arts Tasmania advisory panels and the board of the Tasmanian Writers' Centre, and her work has been assisted by an Australia Council grant and by a residency at Varuna, the Writers' House. Contact Louise Oxley at eloxley@mail.com

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