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Nicolette Stasko  1950 - 2021
The Weight of Irises
The Invention of Everyday Life

Acclaimed poet of the everyday and the natural world

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Nicolette Stasko was born in the US of Polish and Hungarian ancestry and emigrated to Australia in 1979. Her first collection of poetry Abundance (1992) won the Anne Elder Award in 1993 and was shortlisted for the Dame Mary Gilmore Award, the New South Wales Premierís Prize and the National Book Awards. She has since published three further collections, Black Night with Windows (1994), Dwelling in the Shape of Things (1999), In Certain Light (2001) and The Weight of Irises (2003) as well as the best-selling non fiction work Oyster: from Montparnasse to Greenwell Point (2000). She is a reviewer, editor, essayist and teacher and has recently completed her PhD at the University of Sydney. Her New and Selected Poems Glass Cathedrals was released in 2006. She currently lives in Sydney. Black Pepper released Staskoís first fiction, The Invention of Everyday Life, in 2007.

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