Amanda Anastasi

Amanda Anastasi is a poet from Melbourne’s west. Her poetry has appeared in unexpected places, from the walls of Artist’s Lane in Windsor to The Massachusetts Review. Her work has also been featured in Australian Poetry Journal, Griffith Review, Cordite Poetry Review, Right Now and Best Australian Science Writing 2021 and 2022.

Amanda has been the recipient of a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship, where she wrote a series of poems set in the year 2042. She was also a digital Artist in Residence with Assembly of the Future’s The Things We Did Next during COVID-19 lockdown, exploring imagined futures.

Amanda is perhaps best known for her three-year residency at the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub (Monash CliComm), where she was tasked with communicating climate change and the 2019-2020 Australian bushfire crisis through poetry. Following this, she was the recipient of a Nielma Sidney Literary Travel Grant, where she wrote poems at the Great Barrier Reef.

Amanda’s previous collections are 2012 and other poems, The Silences (with Robbie Coburn, Eaglemont Press, 2016) and The Inheritors (Black Pepper, 2021). She is also the convener of Melbourne’s longest running poetry reading, La Mama Poetica.

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