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About the Author: Anthony Lawrence

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Anthony Lawrence was born in 1957 in Tamworth, New South Wales, and is one of Australia's most highly-regarded poets. His books and individual poems have won many of Australia's most prestigious awards, including the Judith Wright Calanthe Award (Queensland Premier's Poetry Prize), the Harri Jones Memorial Award and the Gwen Harwood Memorial Prize. He is also the recipient of a Senior Fellowship from the Australia Council, one of the most prestigious funding awards a writer can be accorded in Australia.

His published volumes of poetry comprise: Dreaming in Stone (1989), Ultramarine (1991), Three Days Out of Tidal Town (1992), The Darkwood Aquarium (1993), Cold Wires of Rain (1995), The Viewfinder (1996), New and Selected Poems (incorporating new poems under the sub-title 'Skinned By Light') (1998), The Sleep of a Learning Man (2003), Strategies for Confronting Fear: New and Selected Poems (2006), and Bark (2009). He has also authored one novel: In the Half Light (2000).

Anthony's poetry explores many aspects of the Australian landscape, capturing the harshness of rural life, but also meditating on the minute and beautiful details of native birds, fish and animals. His verse also examines his own childhood and early influences, and reveals a fascination with figurative language and the process of creating a poem.

Anthony Lawrence lives in Hobart, Tasmania, with his son Cormac.

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Paperback, Published in Jun 1999 by Beckham Publications Group

ISBN10: 0931761646 | ISBN13: 9780931761645

Page count: 54

In his first published work, Lawrence offers a new fictional voice describing the African-American urban scene. "The Ring of Betrayal" also represents his spiritual upbringing and his desire to reach a lost generation.

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