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Declan Fry is a writer, essayist, and poet. Born on Wongatha country in Kalgoorlie, he has written for the Guardian, Overland, Australian Book Review, Liminal, Cordite, Kill Your Darlings, Westerly and elsewhere. 

His Meanjin essay “Justice for Elijah or a Spiritual Dialogue with Ziggy Ramo, Dancing” received the 2021 Peter Blazey Fellowship. He has been shortlisted for the Judith Wright Poetry Prize and lives on unceded Wurundjeri country with his partner, their pup, Walnut, and their cat, Turnip.

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