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ADRIENNE EBERHARD was born in Dover, Tasmania, in 1964. She has an MA in English, and has taught in Tasmania, Canberra and Papua New Guinea.

Her first collection of poems, Agamemnon's Poppies (Black Pepper 2003), was awarded equal second Prize in the Anne Elder Poetry Prize in April 2004. Her second collection, I Could Walk on my hands, For Sure, is forthcoming from Black Pepper later in 2004. These poems are spoken by Jane, Lady Franklin, wife of Sir John Franklin, Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land from 1837 to 1843.

Adrienne's poetry has been strongly influenced by physical and historical aspects of her native Tasmania. She is particularly interested in the ways in which places shape people, and is currently researching and writing poems with the assistance of an Australia Council grant, about her mother's family's convict past and her father's Dutch-Indies heritage.

Adrienne's poem, 'Earth, Air, Water, Fire: a love poem in four elements' was the Highly Commended entrant in the 2003 Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize.

Adrienne is the inaugural winner of the Tasmanian Writers' Centre' s Indonesian Residency, as part of the TWC's Island Of Residencies program. In October 2004 Adrienne will spend one month as writer in residence in Ubud, Bali, and participate in the Ubud Writers' Festival.

Currently working on a new manuscript of poems that is loosely based on gardens, Adrienne also teaches creative writing part-time. Adrienne is the recipient of an Australia Council grant to assist her in developing new work.

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