Jordie Albiston

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Jordie Albiston has published eleven poetry collections and a handbook on poetic form. Two of her collections have been adapted for music-theatre, both enjoying seasons at the Sydney Opera House. Albiston's work has been recognised by many prizes including the Mary Gilmore Award and the NSW Premier's Prize.

Albiston works within formal boundaries: traditional, experimental, or self-imposed. She seeks the musical cadence while endeavouring to exact a mathematical sense of existence. She has an entry in Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry, and is mentioned in The Cambridge Companion to Australian Literature and The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry & Poetics.

Life in, and connection to, Hobsons Bay

I have lived in Altona North since 2013.


  • Nervous Arcs (Spinifex Press: 1995)
  • Botany Bay Document (Black Pepper: 1996)
  • The Hanging of Jean Lee (Black Pepper: 1998)
  • The Fall (White Crane Press: 2003)
  • Vertigo: a cantata (John Leonard Press: 2007)
  • The sonnet according to 'm' (John Leonard Press: 2009)
  • The Book of Ethel (Puncher & Wattmann: 2013)
  • XIII Poems (Rabbit Press: 2013)
  • The Weekly Poem: 52 exercises in closed & open forms (P&W: 2014)
  • Jack & Mollie (& Her) (UQP: 2016)
  • Euclid's dog: 100 algorithmic poems (GloriaSMH: 2017)
  • Sukie's Suitcase (Little Barrow Press: 2018)
  • Warlines (Hybrid Press: 2018)