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Marcella Polain

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Marcella Polain was born in Singapore and immigrated to Australia at the age of two with her Irish father and Armenian mother. She writes poetry, narrative fiction and lyric essays; her work has been published nationally and internationally, and in translation. Her first novel, The Edge of the World (2007, Fremantle Press), was shortlisted for a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. She has published three collections of poetry: Dumbstruck won the Anne Elder Poetry Prize, Each Clear Night was shortlisted for the WA Premier’s Prize for Poetry and Therapy Like Fish: New and Selected Poems was shortlisted for the Judith Wright Prize. She is Senior Lecturer in the Writing program at Edith Cowan University, Perth.

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