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Judith Beveridge. Courtesy University of Sydney.

Judith Beveridge (born 1956) is a contemporary Australian poet, editor, and academic.


Beveridge was born in London, England.[1] She arrived in Australia with her parents in 1960. Completing a B.A. at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), she has worked in libraries, teaching, as a researcher and in environmental regeneration.[2]

She teaches creative writing at Newcastle and Sydney universities and is poetry editor for Meanjin, having previously edited Hobo and the Australian Arabic-language literature journal Kalimat.


  • Dame Mary Gilmore Award (1987)
  • NSW Premier's Poetry Prize (1987)
  • Victorian Premier's Poetry Prize (1987 and 2004)
  • Wesley Michel Wright Award (1996)
  • Judith Wright Calanthe Award for Poetry (2004)
  • Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal for excellence in literature (2005)

Except where noted, award information courtesy the University of Sydney.[3]




  • "Towards the Possible: A personal poetics," Meanjin 48:2 (Winter 1989): 333-336.
  • "Four Ascetics," The Literary Review, 45:1 (2001): 152.


  • A Parachute of Blue: First choice of Australian poets, Number 1 (edited with Jill Jones & Louise Katherine Wakeling). Round Table Publications, 1995.
  • The Best Australian Poetry 2006 (edited with Martin Duwell & Bronwyn Lea). St. Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press, 2006.
  • When the Sky Caught Fire: Youngstreet Poets anthology. Summer Hill, NSW: Youngstreet Poets, 2004.
  • Meanjin Anthology (edited with Sally Heath et al). Carlton, Vic: Melbourne University Publishing, 2012.
  • 'Wording the World (edited with Carolyn Rickett). Glebe, NSW: Puncher & Wattmann, 2010.
  • Here Not There (edited with Carolyn Rickett). Glebe, NSW: Puncher & Wattmann, 2012.

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[4]

See alsoEdit

Judith Beveridge — Yachts a reading

Judith Beveridge — Yachts a reading


  1. Australian Poets and Their Works, by William Wilde, Oxford University Press, 1996.
  2. Judith Beveridge, Austlist. Web, July 3, 2007.
  3. Ms Judith Beveridge, Department of English, University of Sydney. Web, Dec. 21, 2013.
  4. Search results = au:Judith Beveridge, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Dec. 21, 2013.

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