Author(s): Judith Bishop
Bishop's attentive poetic gaze unfailingly reveals the luminous. In Interval, her poems - many addressed to a lover, or to children - explore intimacy, solitude and the 'chemical mess' of human love. As Carl Phillips said of Event, 'These are splendid poems indeed, whose intelligence, vision, and sheer beauty at every turn persuade.'
Judith Bishop was born in Melbourne, Australia, and has lived in the United States and Britain. Her poems have won a number of awards, including the Peter Porter Poetry Prize, an American Academy of Poets University prize and a Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship. She is the author of one collection and two chapbooks- Event (Salt Publishing, 2007), which won the FAW Anne Elder award and was shortlisted for the CJ Dennis Prize, the Judith Wright Calanthe Award, and the ASAL Mary Gilmore Prize; Alice Missing in Wonderland and other poems (Picaro Press, 2008), and Aftermarks (Vagabond Press, 2012). Her translations from French (Philippe Jaccottet, GUrard MacU) have been published in Australian and international journals. She holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Melbourne, an MFA in Writing from Washington University in St. Louis, and an MPhil in European Literature from the University of Cambridge. She is Director of Linguistic Services at Appen and lives with her family in Melbourne.