Robyn Rowland

Robyn Rowland has twelve books, nine of poetry. Seasons of doubt & burning: New & Selected Poems (Five Islands Press, Melbourne, 2010) represented 40 years of work.  Her poetry appears in national and international journals and in thirty-six anthologies, including six Best Australian Poems: 2014, 2013, 2010, 2009, 2005 and 2004 (Black Inc), with editors Les Murray, Robert Adamson, Lisa Gorton and Geoff Page.

Robyn’s work has been awarded a number of prizes and has been published and read her work in Australia, Ireland, Japan, Bosnia, Serbia, Austria, Turkey, Canada, the U.S. and New Zealand, Portugal, the UK, the USA, Greece and Italy. Her poetry has been featured on Australian and Irish national radio programs. Robyn has two CDs, Off the tongue and Silver Leaving: Poems & Harp. Irish-Australian, she lives half-time in Connemara, Ireland. Previously Professor of Social Inquiry and Women’s Studies at Deakin University, she retired in 1996, when she was also made an Officer in the Order of Australia for her contribution to higher education and women’s health.

Robyn received an Established Writer’s Literature Board grant to complete research and write poems on Turkey. She is an Honorary Fellow, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne, Australia; was a member of the National Advisory Council for Australia Poetry Ltd 2010–2013; curated and presented the Poetry & Conversation Series for the Geelong Library Corporation, 2010–2013; and was inaugural Deputy Chair of the Board of the Australian Poetry Centre 2007–2009. Robyn is also listed on the Irish Writers online compendium of Irish Writers (

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This Intimate War: Gallipoli/Çanakkale 1915
Seasons of doubt & burning: New and Selected Poems

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