B. R. Dionysius

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B. R. Dionysius (born 1969) is an Australian poet, editor, arts administrator and educator.

B. R. Dionysius was born in Dalby, Queensland. He was the chairperson of Fringe Arts Collective Inc from 1994 to 2001; directed the Brisbane Writers Fringe Festival from 1993 to 1996, and directed the Subverse: Queensland Poetry Festival from 1997 to 2001. In 2004 and 2006, he completed an M.Phil (Creative Writing) at the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Grad Entry, again at the University of Queensland. He lives in Ipswich, Queensland, is married to the writer Melissa Ashley and has two daughters, Rhiannon and Sylvie, and a son, Theo. Universal Andalusia, his third poetry collection was shortlisted for the C. J. Dennis Prize for Poetry in 2006.


  • Fatherlands (2000)
  • Bacchanalia (2002)
  • Universal Andalusia (soi 3/papertiger media, 2006) ISBN 0-9579411-2-9
  • The negativity bin (2010)
  • The curious noise of history: and other poems (2011)
  • Bowra (2013)

External links[edit]

  • 5 poems at www.thedrunkenboat.com