David Musgrave

David Musgrave was born in 1965 in Sydney. He studied at Sydney University, where his poetry attracted the attention of Les Murray. He was awarded his PhD in literature in 1997 and has continued to write prose and poetry, as well as publishing a handful of scholarly articles on Australian literature. David has won various prizes and competitions including the Somerset Poetry Prize, the Bruce Dawe Poetry Prize, the Henry Lawson Prize for Poetry, the Broadway Poetry Prize, and the Sidney Nolan Gallery Poetry Prize. He was awarded an Australian Society of Authors Mentorship in 2001 and an Emerging Writer’s grant from the Australia Council in 2002. David’s first book of poems To Thalia was published in Five Island Press’ New Poets 10 in 2004. He is currently working on a collection of poems on the theme of water.


Interview with David

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