Joanne Burns grew up and lives in Sydney. She studied at the University of Sydney and has taught English and creative writing at secondary and tertiary levels in Australia and England. Her work hovers between poetry and prose, and often incorporates 'found writing' from newspapers and other everyday sources. In the 1980s she participated in the experimental writing group Sydney Women Writers' Workshop. She has published ten collections of poetry, with Footnotes of a hammock sharing the 2005 Judith Wright Award for a collection of poetry.
- Burns, Joanne (1972). Snatch. London: Strange Faeces.
- — (1973). Ratz.
- — (1976). Adrenalin flicknife.
- — (1976). Alphabatics.
- — (1977). Poems for a split second : No. 1. Lean Sisters.
- — (1988). Blowing bubbles in the 7th lane. Sydney: Fab.
- — (1992). On a clear day. ETT Imprint.
- — (1996). Penelope's knees. UQP.
- — (1999). Aerial photography. Five Islands.
- — (2001). People like that: and other poems. Picara Press.
- — (2004). Footnotes of a Hammock. Five Islands Press.
- — (2007). An Illustrated History of Diaries. Giramondo.
- — (2011). Amphora. Giramondo Publishing.
- — (2014). Brush. Giramondo.
Critical studies and reviews
- Lucas, Rose (September 2011). "Scatter". Australian Book Review (334): 65. Review of Amphora.
- review of 'Footnotes of a Hammock', by Gig Ryan, The Age, 16 October 2004 *
- Joanne Burns Content Page Poems & essays at Australian Literature Resources
- Market Forces Poem at Tinfish Magazine
- Johnny Come Lately Poem with German translation
- nightmarketing Poem at Haiku Review
- rules for poems (involuntary collaborations) at magicdog.com
- Adelaide, Debra (1988) Australian women writers: a bibliographic guide, London, Pandora
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