Gayelene Carbis is an Australian-Chinese-Cornish-Iri
𝘌𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 (Five Islands Press) was awarded Finalist – International Book Awards, 2019. In 2022, Gayelene won First Prize, Ros Spencer Poetry Prize; Best Micro Fiction Prize, SF3 Festival; Finalist, Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Writing–Poetry; and was recently Highly Commended, Woorilla Poetry Prize. Other recent awards: Second Prize, Newcastle Poetry Prize 2021; and 2020–2021, First Prize, My Brother Jack Poetry Award; Highly Commended/Commended, Ada Cambridge, My Brother Jack, and Yeats Poetry Prizes; and Finalist, Bruce Dawe Poetry Prize. Gayelene’s second poetry collection, 𝘐 𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘋𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘙𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘝𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 (Puncher and Wattmann) was published in 2022. Gayelene is currently working on a collection of stories.