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Briggs, Rachael

Winner of the 2012 Thomas Shapcott Award. 

Rachael Briggs was born in 1982 in the northeastern United States and now lives in Brisbane. She holds a PhD in philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and splits her time between Griffith University and the Australian National University as a philosophy research fellow.

Her suite of sonnets ‘Tough Luck’ won the 2011 Val Vallis award for unpublished poetry.  Her poems have also appeared in print (Rattle, The Tower Journal) and onstage (Speedpoets, Riverbend Poetry Series, Words or Whatever).

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Free Logic

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Free Logic is a collection of poems about love, logic, sin, gender, and imaginary animals. Transmuting techniques, forms and figures as she moves with enviable ease from themes of love through landscape to logic, Rachael Briggs evinces a relentless inventiveness and intelligence.