Lachlan Brown

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Lachlan has been living in Wagga since 2011. He grew up in Macquarie Fields in Southwest Sydney and completed his PhD at the University of Sydney. In 2008 he was a recipient of the Marten Travelling Bequest for poetry and in 2013 he received an Emerging Writers' Grant.

He has won the Sydney University Henry Lawson poetry prize, the Macquarie Fields poetry prize, and the Hermes best poem award. Lachlan has also been shortlisted for the Blake Poetry Prize as well as being shortlisted and commended in the 2014 Newcastle Poetry Prize, highly commended in the 2015 Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize, and runner up in the 2016 Judith Wright Overland Poetry Prize.

Lachlan's poems have appeared in journals including CorditeMascaraHeatRabbit, Southerly, St Mark's Review and Island. His first volume of poetry, Limited Cities (Giramondo), was highly commended for the Dame Mary Gilmore Award.

He has given readings at the Sydney Writers' Festival, the Write Around the Murray Festival, the Newcastle Young Writer's Festival, The Emerging Writers' Festival, Noted Literary Festival, and at the Association for the Study of Australian Literature Conference.

Lachlan has exhibited at ANCA with Dr Tony Curran.

Lachlan's latest book of poetry, Lunar Inheritance, is forthcoming with Giramondo Publishing:

Research Interests

  • Literature and Philosophy
  • Poetry and poetics
  • Poetry and Visual Arts Collaboration
  • Creative practice (poetry)
  • Literature and Theology
  • Literature and Suburbs
  • Contemporary Australian Writing
  • Transnational short fiction
  • Asian-Australian writing
  • Literature and computer games


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  • Aubade: After 'Call,' Artstate Wagga

    Brown, L., 2021, 1 p. Strawberry Hills, NSW : Runway Journal.

    Research output: Textual Creative WorksCreative Works Original - Textual

    Open Access
  • Artstate Poet-in-Residence plenary performance

    Brown, L., 07 Nov 2020

    Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksCreative Works - Live Performance

  • Little song after Curly's Song

    Brown, L., Jul 2020, 1 p. The Suburban Review.

    Research output: Textual Creative WorksCreative Works Original - Textual

  • Precision signs

    Brown, L., Jan 2020, 1 p. Melbourne : Australian Book Review.

    Research output: Textual Creative WorksCreative Works Original - Textual

    Open Access
  • Walking in Insolation (Part 1)

    Brown, L., 09 Dec 2020, Extraordinary Voices for Extraordinary Times : The University of Queensland Press.

    Research output: Textual Creative WorksCreative Works Original - Textual