by George J. Dance


Judith Bishop in 2007. Courtesy Australian Poetry Library.

Judith Bishop (born 1972) is an Australian poet.


Bishop was born in Melbourne in 1972.[1] She has earned an MPhil. in French Literature from the University of Cambridge, a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Melbourne.[2]

She has translated the work of French poets Philippe Jaccottet, René Char, and Gérard Macé.[3]


Awards that Bishop has won include the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship in Poetry (2002-2004), an Academy of American Poets University Prize (2004), and the Australian Book Review Poetry Prize (2006). Her poems have been anthologized in The Best Australian Poetry 2006 (edited by Judith Beveridge) and The Best Australian Poems 2006 (edited by Dorothy Porter).[1] Her 2007 collection Event won the Anne Elder Award.[4]


See alsoEdit

Freight and Flight - Judith Bishop

Freight and Flight - Judith Bishop


  1. 1.0 1.1 Judith Bishop: Two Poems," Salt, Salt Publishing, Web, Mar. 3, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Judith Bishop (1972- ), Australian Poetry Library, Web, Mar. 3, 2012.
  3. Judith Bishop," Wikipedia, Wikimedia, Web, Mar. 3, 2012.
  4. "Bishop, Judith," AustLit, University of Queensland, Web, Mar. 3, 2012.

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