Nathan Shepherdson was born in Brisbane. He is the author of five books of poetry. He has won a number of awards including the Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize, The Newcastle Poetry Prize and the Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award. His first book Sweeping the Light Back Back into the Mirror (UQP) received the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize and The Mary Gilmore Award. He has a particular interest in the visual arts and has collaborated with artists such as Alun Leach-Jones and Arryn Snowball. Nathan is the son of the painter Gordon Shepherdson. His most recent title UN/SPOOL (a collaboration with Pascalle Burton) was a response to the work of film maker Maya Deren. In translation his work has appeared in a number of Italian journals in recent times.
States of Poetry
Further reading and links
Nathan Shepherdson's author page including poems and reviews at Cordite Poetry Review
An interview with Nathan Shepherdson on the Queensland Poetry Festival website
Nathan Shepherdson's author page on The Red Room Company website including poems and video