Eric Beach

Eric Beach. Courtesy PoemHunter.

Eric Beach (born 1947) is a New Zealand and Australian poet, playwright, and short story writer.


Born in New Zealand, Beach has lived in Tasmania and in Victoria since 1972.[1]

He is active in the Australian performance poetry scene, performing at workshops, readings and events around Australia.[2]

He has published 5 collections of poetry, and has been included in every anthology published by major literary magazines in Australia.[3]

Recognition Edit

His 1996 collection, Weeping for Lost Babylon, won the NSW Premier's Literary Award and the Age Poetry Book of the Year award.[3]


  • Lyrics & Blues. Wellington, NZ: privately published, 1968.
  • Henry Lawson Petfoods. Sydney: Fragment Press, 1974.
  • Saint Kilda Meets Hugo Ball. St Lucia, Qld: Makar Press, 1974.
  • In Occupied Territory. Cammeray, NSW: Saturday Centre, 1977.
  • A Photo of Some People in a Football Stadium: Poems. Melbourne: Overland, 1978.
  • Fond Far Wells. (with Shelton Lee). Poowong, Vic: Clough Press, [198-].
  • I Want to be Normal. Glebe, NSW: privately published, 1993.
  • Weeping for Lost Babylon. Sydney: Angus and Robertson and Paper Bark Press, 1996.
  • Red Heart My Country. Lauderdale, Tas: Pardalote Press, 2000.

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy the Australian Poetry Library.[4]

See alsoEdit



  1. Australian Poets and Their Works, by William Wilde, Oxford University Press, 1996
  2. The Thylazine Foundation: Arts, Ethics and Literature.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Eric Beach, Pardalote Press, Web, Mar. 2, 2012.
  4. "Eric Beach (1947- )," Australian Poetry Library, Web, Mar. 2, 2011.

External linksEdit

This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. (view article). (view authors).
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.