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Terry Jaensch


Terry Jaensch is an Australian poet, actor and monologist. His first book of poetry, Buoy (FIP) was shortlisted for the Anne Elder Award by the Fellowship of Australian Writers.

Terry has worked ¨as writer-in-community and poetry editor (Cordite), artistic director of the 2005 Emerging Writers’ Festival, a poetry teache,r and in a variety of arts/community and local government programming positions.

He was awarded an Asialink residency in Singapore where, with poet Cyril Wong, he co-authored the volume Excess Baggage & Claim (Transit Lounge). He has won awards including the Melbourne Poet’s Union International Poetry Prize, the Victorian Writers’ Centre Poetry Slam and was on the winning team of the Melbourne Writers’ Festival Poetry Slam.

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