Sarah Day

Sarah Day’s most recent book is Tempo (Puncher & Wattmann, 2013); it was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and won the University of Melbourne Wesley Michelle Wright Prize. She lives in Hobart where she teaches year 12 Creative Writing. Her poems have been widely anthologised in Australia and overseas and have been put to music by British composers Anthony Gilbert and Adam Gorb, and Tasmanian composers Andrea Breen and Damian Holloway.

Publications and key achievements

  • Tempo (Puncher and Wattman, September 2013), Winner Wesley Michelle Wright Award, Melbourne University 2014; Shortlisted Prime Minister’s Literary 2014
  • Grass Notes (Brandl & Schlesinger, 2009)
  • The Ship Grass Notes (Brandl & Schlesinger, 2004), Winner Wesley Michelle Wright Award, Melbourne University 2004; winner Judith Wright Calanthe Queensland Premier’s Award for Poetry 2005, joint winner of the Judith Wright Prize ACT National Poetry Awards
  • New and Selected (Arc UK 2002), UK Poetry Book Society Recommendation, Shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Awards
  • Quickening (Penguin Books Australia Ltd. 1997)
  • Pamphlet Series (National Library of Australia 1993)
  • A Madder Dance (Penguin Books Australia Ltd. 1991), Shortlisted for the National Book Council CJ Dennis Awards
  • A Hunger to be Less Serious (Angus and Robertson 1987), Winner of the Anne Elder Award 1988