Erin Shiel

Erin Shiel’s poetry is inspired by art, empathy and the impact these have on identity and daily life. Erin has had poems published in journals and anthologies such as Mascara, Meanjin, Cordite and Australian Love Poems. Her work has been shortlisted for the University of Canberra's Vice-Chancellor's Poetry Prize (2018) and the Blake Poetry Prize (2008). In 2022 she won the South Coast Writers Centre Poetry Award. She has worked in the health and community sectors, particularly in cancer prevention and early detection as well as in support services for children and families. She has a Master of Public Health, a Master of Arts in Literature and a Master of Arts (Research) from the University of Sydney. She is currently training to be a counsellor in the Master of Counselling program at the University of Notre Dame and is enthusiastic about the role of creativity and poetry in therapy. She lives with her partner and the youngest of her four sons on Gadigal land in Newtown, Sydney.

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Nathan Shepherson, Sandra Renew
Ally Chua, Alvin Pang & George Szirtes
Erin Shiel, Owen Bullock
K A Nelson, Martin Dolan
Es Foong, Brendan Ryan, Thabani Tshuma
Jennifer Allen, Brent Cantwell
Jen Webb, Kerry Greer