Jennifer Harrison

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Jennifer Harrison (born 1955) is a contemporary Australian poet. She is a recipient of the Christopher Brennan Award.

Born in Liverpool, Sydney, Harrison studied medicine and then specialised in psychiatry. Since her first volume of poetry, Michelangelo's Prisoners in 1994, she has published several more, winning the 1995 Anne Elder Award and being short-listed for the 2000 Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry. In 2011 she won the Christopher Brennan Award for lifetime achievement in poetry. Her photography has been exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Having lived in the United States and New Zealand, Harrison resides in Melbourne and is employed as a child psychiatrist. She is also a photographer. She is The Dax Poetry Collection Manager for the Dax Centre[1] at the University of Melbourne.



  • Michelangelo's Prisoners. (Black Pepper publishing, 1994) ISBN 978-1-875606-20-7
  • Mosaics & Mirrors: Composite poems. (Black Pepper publishing, 1995) ISBN 978-0-646-24047-3
  • Cabramatta/Cudmirrah. (Black Pepper publishing, 1996) ISBN 978-1-876044-11-4
  • Dear B. (Black Pepper publishing, 1998) ISBN 978-1-876044-27-5
  • Folly & Grief. (Black Pepper publishing, 2006) ISBN 1-876044-45-4 REVIEW REVIEW
  • Colombine, New & Selected Poems. (Black Pepper publishing, 2010) ISBN 9781876044657


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  1. ^ "Dax Centre". Dax Centre.