States of Poetry 2016 - Western Australia | About Barbara Temperton

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Barbara TempertonBarbara Temperton (photograph by Di Sinclair-Thomas)

Barbara Temperton finds inspiration in the diverse landscapes and stories of Western Australia. Her poetry has received awards and is published in newspapers, journals, and anthologies. Going Feral, her first solo collection, won the 2002 WA Premier's Book Award for Poetry. In 2007, Barbara completed an MA in English (UWA) under the supervision of the distinguished poet and academic Dennis Haskell. Fremantle Press published her MA project as Southern Edge: three stories in verse in 2009. Barbara was Westerly magazine's poetry editorial advisor from 2009 to 2011. Ghost Nets is her work in progress.

States of Poetry


'Foxes' Lair'

'Ghost Nets'

'My Mother's Ravens'

'West Coast'


'Anniversary' appeared in The Weekend Australian (Review) 18-19 May 2013


States of Poetry 2016 WA Podcast | Introduction and 'Ghost Nets' by Barbara Temperton

States of Poetry 2016 WA Podcast | 'Foxes Lair' by Barbara Temperton

States of Poetry 2016 WA Podcast | 'Anniversary' by Barbara Temperton

States of Poetry 2016 WA Podcast | 'West Coast' by Barbara Temperton

States of Poetry 2016 WA Podcast | My Mother's Ravens' by Barbara Temperton

Further reading and links

Barbara Temperton's Blog 

Barbara Temperton's Facebook page

'Interview: Poet Barbara Temperton' published by Fremantle Press on 2 February 2009

'Notes from Narrogin and the Great Southern' published in Cordite Poetry Review on 16 July 2012

'Barbara Temperton: Southern Edge' published in Martin Duwell: Australian Poetry Review on 1 June 2009

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