Natalie D-Napoleon



Author's Bio

Natalie D-Napoleon is a writer, singer-songwriter and educator from Fremantle, Australia who lived in California for a decade. Currently she is pursuing PhD in Creative Writing. She has an MA in Writing from Swinburne University and worked as a Coordinator at a Writing Centre in a California city college. My work has appeared in Cordite, Griffith Review, Entropy, Southerly, Westerly, Australian Poetry Journal and Writer’s Digest. She has won the the Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize (2018), the KSP Poetry Prize (2019) and has been nominated for a Pushcart Award in the U.S.. In 2019 Ginninderra Press released her debut poetry collection First Blood

Publications & Prizes

First Blood (Ginninderra Press, 2019)
Prizes won: 
  • “If There is a Butterfly That Drinks Tears” - 2019 KSP Poetry Prize winner (Australia)
  • “First Blood: A Sestina” - 2018 Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize winner, University of Southern Queensland (Australia)
  • “Border Crossings: Immigration advice for those attempting to cross borders” - Finalist, Laurel Review Midwest Chapbook Prize, USA, 2018

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Elizabeth Bishop, Ada Limon, Claudia Rankin, David Whyte, ee cummings, Natalie Harkin, Alison Whitaker, Travis Macdonald, Mary Ruefle, Yedda Morrison, Mary Oliver, Gabrielle Everall, Melinda Smith, Eileen Myles, Adrienne Rich, Sylvia Plath, Hafiz, Ocean Vuong, Patricia Smith, Michelle Detorie.
What I'm reading now: 
I Must Be Living Twice by Eileen Myles

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Last update: May 19, 2020