Authors » Marcella Polain
Marcella Polain was born in Singapore and immigrated to Perth when she was two years old, with her Armenian mother and Irish father. She has a background in theatre and screen writing, and now lectures in the Writing program at Edith Cowan University. She was founding WA editor for the national poetry journal Blue Dog, has been poetry editor for Westerly and was inaugural editor for the new WA journal Indigo. Her first poetry collection, Dumbstruck, won the Anne Elder Prize; her second, Each Clear Night, was short listed for the West Australian Premier’s Poetry Prize. She has published essays on writing and completed her PhD at the University of Western Australia in 2006. She has recently completed a third poetry collection with the working title of Therapy like Fish.
Short listed, Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, 2008