About

Fiona Wright is a Sydney poet, whose work has been published journals and anthologies in Australia, Asia and the USA. Her work was included in Best Australian Poems 2008, 2009, 2010 (Black Ink) and The Red Room Company's Toilet Doors Poetry (2004). Fiona was runner-up in the 2008 John Marsden National Young Writers Award. In 2007, she was awarded an Island of Residencies placement at the Tasmania Writers’ Centre, developing a sequence of poems about Australians in Sri Lanka. Fiona's poetry has featured in journals such as Going Down Swinging, Overland, Heat and the Australia Literary Review.

Knuckled, her first collection of poems, (Giramondo Press) was published in 2011 and was awarded the Dame Mary Gilmore Poetry Award for 2012. She is a doctoral candidate with the University of Western Sydney Writing & Society Research Centre.

Her poems, 'The Astronomer' and 'All the way from', are featured on our free poetry app, The Disappearing.