Sarah Holland-Batt was born in Southport, Queensland, and grew up in Australia and the United States. She has been awarded fellowships from Yaddo and MacDowell colonies, the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship, the W.G. Walker Memorial Fulbright Scholarship, and an Australia Council Literature Residency at the B.R. Whiting Studio in Rome, among other honours. Her first book, Aria, received several literary prizes, including the Anne Elder Award, the Arts ACT Judith Wright Poetry Prize and the Thomas Shapcott Prize, and was shortlisted in both the New South Wales and Queensland Premiers' Literary Awards. Her second book, The Hazards, was published by the University of Queensland Press in May 2015. She presently lives in Brisbane, where she is a Senior Lecturer at QUT, and the poetry editor of Island magazine.
States of Poetry
Further reading and links
Sarah Holland-Batt's website
Recording of poem 'O California' on the New Yorker website
Cassandra Atherton reviews The Hazards by Sarah Holland-Batt in the October 2015 issue of Australian Book Review
Sarah Holland-Batt's poems and reviews at Cordite Poetry Review