Liam Ferney

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Liam Ferney
Born 1979
Brisbane, Australia
Residence Brisbane, Australia
Occupation Poet, critic, editor
Known for Poetry

Liam Ferney (born 7 June 1979) is an Australian poet living in Brisbane. His first collection of poetry, Popular Mechanics (Interactive Press), was published in 2004.[1]

His second collection, Career, was published in 2011 by Vagabond Press. The volume collects poems Ferney wrote while working as an English teacher in South Korea in 2002.[2]

His most recent collection, Boom, was published by Grand Parade Poets in 2013 and shortlisted for Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry[3] and the Judith Wright Calanthe Award.[4]

His work has been translated into Mandarin and Korean and published extensively internationally.

After completing high school at Villanova College, he earned a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English and Journalism from the University of Queensland.

He has written reviews and articles on Pam Brown and Adam Aitken,John Ashbery, Ken Bolton, Ania Walwicz, contemporary Chinese poetry and David Prater.

He is a former editor of online poetry journal Cordite and an Associate Editor of papertiger. He currently lives in Brisbane and is completing his third collection. He works in media and politics.[5]


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