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Ms Sarah Holland-Batt

Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Media, Entertainment, Creative Arts,
Creative Writing and Literary Studies

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Name
Ms Sarah Holland-Batt
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer (CW & LS)
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Media, Entertainment, Creative Arts,
Creative Writing and Literary Studies
Discipline *
Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Phone
+61 7 3138 8261
Email
Location
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Social Media
LinkedIn
Qualifications

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) (New York University), Master of Philosophy English (Writing) (University of Queensland), BArts Hons Class I (Literary Studies) (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Australian-American Fulbright Alumni Association
  • PEN International (Sydney chapter)
Keywords

Australian Poetry, Contemporary Australian Fiction, American Poetry, Contemporary American Fiction, 20th Century American Literature

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Sarah Holland-Batt is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and Literary Studies. She is the recipient of the prestigious W.G. Walker Memorial Fulbright Scholarship, a MacDowell Fellowship, the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship, an Asialink Literature residency and an Australia Council Literature Residency at the B.R. Whiting Studio in Rome, among other honours.

Her first book, Aria (UQP, 2008) was the recipient of a number of national literary awards, including the Thomas Shapcott Prize for Poetry, the Arts A.C.T. Judith Wright Poetry Prize and the F.A.W. Anne Elder Award, and was shortlisted in both the New South Wales and Queensland Premiers’ Literary Awards for Poetry. Aria was also commended in The Age newspaper’s 2009 Poetry Book of the Year prize, and was a set text on the VCE Literature curriculum from 2011-2014.

Her poems have been widely published in Australian and international literary journals and anthologies and have been translated into German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Bahasa Indonesian and Japanese. She holds an MFA from New York University, and an MPhil in English and an Honours degree (Class I) in Literary Studies from the University of Queensland. She writes poetry, fiction, and criticism and researches in the area of contemporary Australian and American poetics.

This information has been contributed by Ms Sarah Holland-Batt.

Teaching

Course Coordinator:

  • KWB333: Advanced Practice 3
  • KWB313: Novel and Memoir
  • KWB332: Advanced Practice 2
  • KWP411: Advanced Creative Writing Workshop
Co-Coordinator:
  • KWB101: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • KWB212: Writing Poetry
Teaching and Lecturing Staff:
  • KWB212: Writing Poetry
  • KWB302: Novel and Genre
  • KWB333: Advanced Practice 3
  • KWB101: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • KWB303: Writing and Publishing Industry
  • KWB332: Advanced Practice 2
  • KWP411: Advanced Creative Writing Workshop
This information has been contributed by Ms Sarah Holland-Batt.

Experience

Publishing Industry Engagement:

  • Poetry Editor, Island (2014-)
  • Judge, Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize (2014-)
  • Australian Poetry National Advisory Council (2013-)
  • Judge, Arts Queensland Val Vallis Poetry Prize (2013-)
  • Inaugural Mentor, Australian Poetry Mentorship Scheme (2013)
  • Brisbane Writers Festival Poetry Advisory Committee (2013)
  • Editorial Consultant, Atria Books, Simon & Schuster, New York (2011-2012)
  • Editorial Assistant, New Directions Publishing, New York (2010-2011)
  • Poetry Consultant, Hardie Grant Publishing, Melbourne (2009)

Selected Residencies and International Literary Festivals:

  • Hawthornden Fellowship, Hawthornden Castle, Midlothian, Scotland (2014)
  • MacDowell Fellowship, MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire, U.S.A. (2013)
  • Yale Writer’s Conference, New Haven, U.S.A. (2013)
  • Puisi International Poetry Festival, Java, Indonesia (2012)
  • Seventh International Poetry Festival, Granada, Nicaragua (2011)
  • Ledbury Poetry Festival, Ledbury, U.K. (2010)
  • Australia Council for the Arts Literature Residency, B.R. Writing Studio, Rome, Italy (2010)
  • Charles Sturt University Writer in Residence, Wagga Wagga, Australia (2009)
  • Asialink Literature Residency, Aichi Shukutoku University, Nagoya, Japan (2007)
  • Visiting Writer, Chukyo University, Nagoya, Japan (2007)
  • Dorothy Hewett Fellow, Varuna Writer’s House, Katoomba, Australia (2007)
This information has been contributed by Ms Sarah Holland-Batt.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
W.G. Walker Memorial Alumni Fulbright Scholarship
Type
Fellowships
Reference year
2013
Details
MacDowell Fellowship, MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire, U.S.A.
Type
Fellowships
Reference year
2014
Details
Hawthornden Fellowship, Hawthornden Castle, Midlothian, Scotland
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2014
Details
Poetry Editor, Island Magazine
Type
Fellowships
Reference year
2011
Details
Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2011
Details
Australian Fellowship of University Women Scholarship
Type
Fellowships
Reference year
2010
Details
Australia Council for the Arts Literature Residency, B.R. Whiting Studio, Rome, Italy
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2009
Details
Shortlisted, New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2009
Details
Shortlisted, Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Judith Wright Calanthe Prize for Poetry

Supervision

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)