Seizure has recently elected their first house poet, the award-winning editor, writer and baker, Fiona Wright. Fiona will spend the next year creating three poetry collections which will be released in a flurry of excitement with our first Iron Poet challenge. Collections in the works: Epistles at Dawn – from one poet to another. Swaer Jar – Poetry with #%^k profanity. What could be better? Bout Rimés – in the tradition of xx, poets
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 Project (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 has been awarded the Dame Mary Gilmore Poetry Award for 2012.