Barbara Temperton is an award winning Western Australian writer. Her poetry and prose fiction is inspired by the landscapes and stories of the numerous places/spaces she has encountered. Southern Edge: three stories in verse (Fremantle Press, 2009) is her most recent publication, and Going Feral (Fremantle Press, 2002) won the WA Premier Book Award for Poetry 2002.
Barbara was Westerly magazine's poetry editorial advisor from 2009 to 2011; has worked with song lyrics, on community writing and theatre projects, and as a tutor in English and Creative Writing courses at Edith Cowan University and Curtin University, Perth, and the University of Western Australia's Albany Centre.
South Perth Poetry Park (Neil McDougall Park), Panel poem (2008)
Australian Premier’s Book Award Plaque.
Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Winner 2002)
Tom Collins Poetry Prize (Winner 1992, 2002)
John Birch Award, Poetry (Winner 1994)
T.A.G. Hungerford Award (Shortlisted 1990, 1993)
Bobbie Cullen Memorial Poetry Award (Winner 1992)
NSW McArthur Regional Short Story Competition (Winner 1985)