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Sarah Holland-Batt was born in Southport, Queensland, and has lived in Australia and the United States. She is the recipient of the WG Walker Memorial Fulbright Scholarship, fellowships at Yaddo and MacDowell colonies, and an Australia Council Literature Residency at the B.R. Whiting Studio, Rome, among other honours. Her first book, Aria (UQP, 2008), won a number of literary awards, including the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, the arts ACT Judith Wright Prize, and the FAW Anne Elder Award. Her second book, The Hazards (UQP, 2015), won the 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Poetry, and was shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize, the WA Premier's Book Awards, the AFAL John Bray Poetry Award, and the Queensland Literary Awards. She is a Senior Lecturer at QUT, the poetry editor of Island magazine, and editor of The Best Australian Poems 2016 (Black Inc.).

Sarah Holland-Bat...

Sarah Holland-Batt’s Aria, winner of the 2007 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, is a striking debut. Like piano music heard througha high window, the language is haunting but entirely of this world. The p ...

The Hazards
The Hazards
Sarah Holland-Bat...

The Hazards is a dazzling and inventive second collection from award-winning poet Sarah Holland-Batt.

Winner, Arts A.C.T. Judith Wright Prize for Poetry

Winner F.A.W. Anne Elder Award

Winner, Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize

Shortlisted, Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, Judith Wright Calanthe Prize for Poetry

Shortlisted, New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry

Commended, Age Poetry Book of the Year
Shortlisted, A.S.A.L. Dame Mary Gilmore Prize
Shortlisted, West Australian Premier's Prize for Poetry, 2016
Shortlisted, Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize 2016
Shortlisted, Adelaide Festival John Bray Memorial Prize 2015