Jane Frank is an Australian poet based in Brisbane, originally from the Fraser Coast region of Queensland. Her most recent chapbook is Wide River (Calanthe Press, 2020). In 2020, she was runner up in the Wigtown Poetry Prize and shortlisted for the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for an unpublished manuscript. Her work has appeared widely in national and international journals, as well as in the following anthologies: Grieve (volume 8), the Heroines anthology and Pale Fire: New Writing on the Moon. Jane spent a number of years living in Scotland in the 1990s so also had poems included in Forty Voices Strong: An Anthology of Contemporary Scottish Poetry and Aiblins: New Scottish Political Poetry. Her inspiration for poems comes from discovering the surreal in the everyday, interest and earlier qualifications in art history, the landscapes of childhood, wise things her children say that stop her in her tracks, and time spent by the sea.
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