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Peter Dawncy


Peter Dawncy lives in the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne. He has a Bachelor of Arts with majors in English and Philosophy from Monash University; he received first-class Honours in English in 2011 and is currently completing his Creative Writing PhD under scholarship at Monash.

Peter won the 2010 Monash Prize for Poetry and has been published in five editions of Voiceworks, three editions of Southerly, three editions of The Verge Anthology, and has also had writing appear in Mascara Literary Review, LINQ, Islet, Lot’s Wife, Studio and Positive Words. Peter is a fiction editor at Voiceworks and an editor of The 2013 Verge Anthology.

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