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Tricia Dearborn
Tricia Dearborn smiles at the camera, wearing glasses.

Tricia Dearborn is an award-winning poet, writer and editor with a BSc (Hons) Biochemistry and a Master of Arts. Her latest books are Autobiochemistry (UWAP, 2019) – named for a long autobiographical sequence in which each poem links to an element of the periodic table – and the chapbook She Reconsiders Life on the Run (IPSI, 2019). Her previous collections are The Ringing World (Puncher & Wattmann, 2012) and Frankenstein’s Bathtub (Interactive Press, 2001). Her work has been widely published in literary journals, and is represented in anthologies including The Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry (2020), Contemporary Australian Poetry (2016), Australian Poetry since 1788 (2011) and The Best Australian Science Writing 2019. She inaugurated and was a judge of the Quantum Words Science Poetry Competition in 2018. In 2019, she was a Poet in Residence at Canberra’s Poetry on the Move festival, and a judge of the University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize. She is guest editor of Rabbit 31: The Science Issue (2020).