Thom Sullivan is a writer, editor and reviewer of poetry.
His debut book of poems, CARTE BLANCHE, won the Noel Rowe Poetry Award and the 2020 Mary Gilmore Award, for the best first book of poems published in Australia in 2019. It is available from Vagabond Press as a paperback and a limited edition hardback.
His poems have appeared in: Australian Book Review (States of Poetry), Australian Love Poems, Australian Poetry Anthology, The Best Australian Poems 2014 and 2015, The Canberra Times, Cordite Poetry Review, Eureka Street, InDaily, The Independent Weekly, In Your Hands: A Poetry Collection for Isolated Times, Marrickville Pause, Otoliths, Overland, The Sky Falls Down: An Anthology of Loss, Tincture Journal, Transnational Literature and Westerly.
A short collection of his poems was published in New Poets 14 (Wakefield Press, 2009).
His reviews have appeared in Plumwood Mountain and Cordite Poetry Review.
He regularly works with other Australian poets as an editor of their poetry.
He’s been a featured writer at Adelaide Writers’ Week (podcast) and the South Australian English Teachers’ Association’s Meet the Writers Festival (2016, 2017 and 2018).
He grew up in Wistow/Bugle Ranges, a farming area in the southern Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia. He studied Arts and Law (w/Hons) at Adelaide University, and Social Science at Swinburne University, Melbourne. He lives in Adelaide, where he works in public policy.
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