Philip Hodgins

Philip Hodgins (1959 – 1995) grew up on a farm in rural Australia. In 1983, he was diagnosed with leukaemia and began to write poetry. His first publication, Blood and Bone (1986), won the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry. He wrote four further collections and a verse novella before his death in 1995, and his Selected Poems was published in 1997.

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