Bradley Trevor Greive AM
Author, wetlands appreciator, conservationist, cartoonist, kinkajou*-fancier, ex-paratrooper, and once, a giant M&M – Bradley Trevor Greive is a man of many talents. This internationally best-selling Tasmanian author is also a lover of poetry, and will be judging our schools section of the World Wetlands Day Poetry Prize.
“Alongside wildlife, poetry is my great passion… Poetry provides a wonderful voice for the individual to express his or her ideas, feelings and passions.”
(*That creature daintily perched on BTG’s shoulder, a.k.a. Potos flavus – a Central American relative of the raccoon, with a prehensile tail and a taste for tropical fruits and flowers. This female kinkajou was a victim of wildlife trafficking, and could not be released back into the wild. She is now happily employed as an education animal at the non-profit Wildlife Learning Centre near Los Angeles.)
Sarah was our judge for the open section of the World Wetlands Day Poetry Prize.
Her most recent book is Tempo (Puncher & Wattmann, 2013); it was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and won the University of Melbourne Wesley Michelle Wright Prize.
Awards for previous books include the Judith Wright Calanthe Queensland Premier’s Award, the Judith Wright ACT, the Wesley Michelle Wright Prize and the Anne Elder Award. She lives in Hobart where she teaches year 12 Creative Writing. Her poems have been widely anthologized in Australia and overseas. Her poems have been set to music in Australia and Britain.