Anne Elvey is author of three poetry chapbooks: Stolen Heath (MPU, 2009), Claimed by Country (PressPress, 2010) and Bent toward the thing (Rosslyn Avenue, 2012) and managing editor of a new online journal Plumwood Mountain: An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics. She is a chapbook editor and committee member of Melbourne Poets Union.
Her poems have been shortlisted in the Peter Porter Poetry Prize 2012, the Newcastle Poetry Prize 2011 and the PressPress chapbook award 2009 and highly commended in the Max Harris Poetry Prize 2008. She won the page seventeen poetry competition 2008. Anne was recipient of a Writers Victoria Writing @ Rosebank fellowship in 2011 which she took up in February 2012, enabling her to work on Kin.
Anne was born in Melbourne and lives in Seaford, Victoria, with her partner Greg Price and their two adult sons, Matthew and Andrew Elvey Price. She has degrees in science (majoring in Pure Mathematics) and theology, and received a doctorate in Women’s Studies from Monash University in 2000, for a thesis on ecological feminism and biblical interpretation. She holds honorary appointments in the School of English, Communications and Performance Studies, Monash University, and at Trinity College, United Faculty of Theology, University of Divinity, Melbourne. Her recent academic works focus on the materiality of the text, ecological criticism and climate change.
Kin is Anne’s first full length poetry collection. http://anneelvey.wordpress.com
(Photo: Di Cousens, 2014)