Nathan Curnow

Nathan Curnow writes poetry, plays and short fiction.  His work features in Best Australian Poems 2008, 2010 and 2013 (Black Inc) and has won a number of awards including the Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize.

His past books include RADAR, The Right Wrong Notes and The Ghost Poetry Project (Puncher and Wattmann) which was named by Cate Kennedy as a ‘best read’ of 2009.  His most recent book, The Apocalypse Awards, is available now through Australian Scholarly Publishing.  As a spoken word performer he has featured at festivals around the country and been broadcast on ABC, JJJ and Radio NZ.

As a playwright, he is author of How the Goose Broke OpenMystery in a Blimp and Dizney on dry Ice which featured in the 2006 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. His short plays have been performed around Australia in seasons of Short & Sweet, Melborn and at the Bunbury Shorelines Festival. Currently in development is a new feature length play based upon the 1973 tour of Australia by The Rolling Stones.

He is a past editor of the literary journal Going Down Swinging, a recipient of three Australia Council grants, and currently teaches creative writing at Federation University.


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Nathan's website
The Ghost Poetry Project (interview 2009)
Wordplay profile
Red Room Company profile
RADAR interview

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