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Emma Lew
The Wild Reply

Prize-winning poet
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Born in 1962 in Victoria, Emma Lew completed an Arts degree at Melbourne University in 1986 and has worked as a deckhand, shop assistant, proofreader, receptionist and clerical assistant. She began writing poems in 1986. Before his early death she was the partner of poet John Anderson. Her first book of poetry, The Wild Reply, was shortlisted for the NSW Premierís Prize, was co-winner of The Age Book of the Year and won the Dame Mary Gilmore prize for 1997.  It was also runner-up for the Anne Elder Prize. Her second book of poetry, Anything the Landlord Touches (Giramondo, 2002) won the Judith Wright Calanthe Poetry Prize and the Victorian Premierís C.J. Dennis Prize for Poetry.

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