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Comprehensive resume of the Australian writer, poet, Chris Mansell: publications, editing, mentoring, lecturing, awards and contacts.


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PUBLICATIONSBooks of poetryNew & Selected Poems (Kardoorair Press, forthcoming) Cafe Sun (DVD, visual + new media poetry) (IP Digital, Brisbane, forthcoming) Love Poems (Kardoorair Press, Armidale, 2006) Mortications & Lies (Kardoorair Press, Armidale, 2005) Fickle Brat (CD/digital, Interactive Digital , Brisbane, 2002) Day Easy Sunlight Fine in Hot Collation (Penguin Books, Melbourne,1995) Redshift/Blueshift (Five Islands Press, Wollongong, 1988) Head, Heart, & Stone (Fling, Melbourne, 1982) Little Wombat (New Holland, Sydney, 1996) [ve n twenty] (2004); Kardoorair Broadsheet Appealing the Sentence (Kardoorair, Armidale, 2003); Stalking the Rainbow (PressPress, Berry, 2002); Fantasy suite (2000); Good poetry (1999); honey honey (1999); On Edge (1998); the other river (1998); Death of a poet (1998); Epitaphs (1998); Being there at the birth (1998); Words on Words (1998); On the railway near the sea (1992); Zoom poems (1988); Taking heart (1987); Delta (1978) Writer/editor: Voices: Shoalhaven voices from faraway places, edited, (IMS, Wollongong, 2005) Editor: Terra Australis (artists book by Tommaso Durante) (Italy, 2005) and other collections (see Publications List) In addition, edited: Historical works (when Editor in Residence at the Royal Australian Historical Society, Sydney), scientic articles (when at the University of Sydney); historical and other works for commercial publishers (freelance). Fickle Brat (CD/digital, Interactive Digital, Brisbane, 2002) Raptors Blue with Rob Cousins (Well Sprung Productions, 1989)(audiotape) On major sites: See Publications List. Publication in journals:poetry, prose, non-ction (see Publication list)Publication in journals in Australia, UK, US, Canada, Japan, France, Iran (in Farsi), Germany, New Zealand, Italy. See Publications List for a detailed listing.

Childrens book Small selections of poetry&prose


Recorded On major sites & in journals



In major anthologies of poetry or prose

The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry ed J.Kinsella, (Penguin, Melbourne, 2008) Best Australian Poems 2005 edited by Les Murray (Black Inc, Melbourne, 2006) Best Australian Short Stories 2005 edited by Frank Moorhouse (Black Inc, Melbourne, 2006) Terra Australis, artists book of Tommaso Durante, poetry edited by Chris Mansell, with Italian translations by Fernando Basili (Durante, Italy, 2005) Little book of Childhood ed. Paul Cliff (National Library of Australia, Canberra, 2003); Inuence ed. Peter Skrzynecki (Transworld, Sydney, 1997); The Virago Book of Wicked Verse, ed. J.Dawson (Virago, London, 1992); The Sting in the Wattle: Australian Satirical Verse ed. Phillip Neilsen (University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, 1993); The Penguin Book of Australian Women Poets ed. Kate Llewellyn & Susan Hampton (Penguin, Melbourne, 1986): The Oxford Book of Australian Poetry ed Peter Porter (Oxford University Press, Melboune,1997); The Oxford Book of Australian Light Verse ed R.F.Brissenden and P.Grundy (Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1991); Sustaining the Earth: An Anthology of Green Poems in English, ed Hedwig Hinzmann & Norbert Platz (Volker Lopau, Germany, 1996) The Oxford Book of Australian Love Poetry ed. Jennifer Strauss (Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1993) Contemporary Australian Verse: an anthology ed. John Leonard (Houghton Mifin, Melbourne, 1990) Off the Record ed. PiO (Penguin, Melbourne, 1985) Australian Verse from 1885: A continuum ed. Geoffrey Dutton (Currey O'Neill Ross, Melbourne, 1984) The Last Poet's Choice ed. P.Roberts (Island, Sydney, Sydney, 1979) Up from below: Poems of the 1980s ed. I.Coates et al. (Women's Redress Press, Sydney)



In other anthologies

Friendly St Reader # 13 (Friendly St, Adelaide, 2005) The Cool Breath Burn Anthology 2004, Newcastle Poetry Prize, (Hunter Writers Centre, Newcastle, 2005) 101 Poems to Help You Understand Men (and Women) ed Daisy Goodwin (HarperCollins Publishers, London, 2002) Voices in a Caf Anthology, edited A. Bennett (Kardoorair Press, Armidale, 2004) Lines in the Sand ed. Mary Hoffman and Riannon Lassiter (Frances Lincoln Limited, London, 2003) Said the Rat! eds Jennifer Harrison & Phil Ilton (Black Pepper, Melbourne, 2003 Anthology of the Illawarra, ed. Ron Pretty (Five Islands Press, Wollongong, 1994) Voices of the Downs: A collection of stories and poems by writers of the Downs, ed. Kate Fawns and Angelica Fremd-Wiese (Writers at Work, Toowoomba,1994) Blithe Parrot (Cockatoo Coop, Sydney, 1982) A book to perform poems by, ed. R.Harris and P.McFarlane (Australian Association for the Teaching of English, Adelaide, 1985) Cold Collation, (Cockatoo Coop, Sydney, 1984) Eat the Ocean ed. Lizz Murphy (Literary Mouse Press, Perth,1996) Flightpaths CDRom (Nextwave, Melbourne 1997) Mattoid Diary, (Mattoid, Deakin University, 1984 ) Minute to Midnight, ed. C.Kelen et al. (Red Spark Press, Sydney, 1985) On the line, (Cockatoo Coop) Shes a train and she dangerous: Women alone in the 1990s, ed. Lizz Murphy (Literary Mouse Press, Perth, 1994) Outlook: An Anthology of Australian Poetry for Senior Secondary Students, ed. R.Pretty (Longman Cheshire, Melbourne, 1992) Outrider: A year of Australian Literature 90, ed. M. Jurgensen (Outrider/Phoenix, Brisbane, 1990) The Song in your Head: A Way to Write and Read Poetry ed. John Foulcher (Rigby Heinemann, Sydney, 2003)



Live and recorded readings

Live performances of poetry and prose in art galleries, museums, cafes, pubs, open air readings, theatres, tents, prisons, schools, universities, and conferences Recorded performances include Chris Mansell, 59 min. video of reading (Adicks, ADFA, Canberra, 1994) part of Flightpaths CDRom (Nextwave, Melbourne 1997) and Nextwave website Raptors Blue audio cassette with Rob Cousins (Well Sprung Productions, 1989); part of The writers a series of lms on writers produced by Richard Tipping (AFI Distribution Ltd) Various recordings made with ABC Radio National (and some regionals or community stations including: 2SER-FM, 2-UUU, 2WN, 3CR, 5MMM, 5UV, 6NR) Writers Radio, Adelaide etc


(Further details in Publications List ) The Ground Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Nowra, November/ December 1994 Green Lime McCool Rules the World, Gambit Theatre Co, Launceston, (written) performed October 1990 Horizon on re, Horizon Circus, Studio Theatre Hobart, (written) performed, February 1991 Singing Peaches, USQ, Toowoomba (written & performed) performed May 1990 Some Sunny Day, commissioned for Australia Remembers project, (written) performed October/November 1995 Why? Mad Talent, Nowra, performed, May/June 1995



Poets Union Tours, New South Wales 1983, 1996; National Book Council Tour, Queensland, 1990; Festivals invited to include: Adelaide Festival, Sydney Festival, Tasmanian Poetry Festival, Darwin Poetry Festival, Wordstorm, Montsalvat Poetry Festival, National Poetry Festival (Melbourne), Melbourne Writers Festival, Australian Poetry Festival (Sydney), ACT Readers and Writers Festival, Queensland Poetry Festival, Queensland Writers Festival, Tasmanian Poetry Festival, Australian Festival of the Book, among others. Co-director: Shoalhaven Poetry Festival 2002, 2003, 2005



Writer in residence, Vincentia High School, Vincentia, NSW, 2003, 2005 Writer in residence, Flightpaths/Nextwave, Wagga Wagga Airport & Booranga Writers Centre, 1996 Artist in residence, Bundanon, 1996 Artist in the community, Shoalhaven City Council, 1995 Writer in the community, Australia Council, Shoalhaven City, 1994 Editor in residence, Royal Australian Historical Society, Sydney 1992 Writer in residence, Katharine Susannah Prichard Centre, Perth, 1992 Writer in residence, University of Southern Qld, Toowoomba, 1990 Writer in residence, Kaleidoscope Community Arts, Hobart, 1990 Writer in residence, Gambit Theatre Co, Launceston, 1990 Writer in residence, Curtin University, Perth, 1985


Private mentoring and mentoring nine writers under the Australia Council funded mentorship scheme, under the aegis of: Northern Territory Writers Centre 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003 South Coast Writers Centre 2002 Australian Society of Authors 1999 Workshops and lectures associated with residencies, conferences etc, and in prisons, schools, colleges and universities. 1992 - present Lecturer in creative writing at the University of Western Sydney, Macarthur; Workshop presenter UNSW Community History Unit, writing workshops; Adult writing courses at Shoalhaven City Library; schools, colleges, writers groups, TAFE (teaching writing and communication from Certicate II to Advanced Diploma level) etc. School talks/visits/workshops throughout Australia, residencies, readings, mentorships. 1989-91 Lecturer in creative writing at the University of Western Sydney, Macarthur (full time); Adult writing courses 1987 to early 1989 Lecturer, creative writing, University of Wollongong

Lecturing, workshops & teaching



Editor/Publisher PressPress 2001 (See Freelance writer and editor 1981 onwards, including: Sub-editor The Bulletin's Literary Supplement (editor: Geoffrey Dutton); Writer and editor University of Sydney a