Shey Marque is a poet and former scientist, and currently coordinates the Hospital Poets Program on behalf of the KSPF Inc. She was the inaugural winner of the QLD Poetry Festival Emerging Poet Award in 2018. Her first full-length poetry collection, Keeper of the Ritual (UWAP 2019), was shortlisted for the Noel Rowe Poetry Award in 2017. In addition, she has a chapbook, Aporiac (FLP 2016), and has published many individual poems in literary journals including Cordite, Meanjin, Overland, Southerly and Westerly. Shey performed as a Featured Poet at the Perth Poetry Festival in 2019.
Shey Marque has has worked as Coordinator of the Literary Program at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre, a TEFL Teacher for Telelangue, France, a Medical Scientist in Haematology, and a Medical Research Scientist. She currently coordinates the Hospital Poets Program on behalf of the KSPF Inc.
She has published two books of poetry, APORIAC (Finishing Line Press 2016), and KEEPER OF THE RITUAL (UWA Publishing 2019). Individual poems appear in literary journals including Cordite Poetry Review, Meanjin, Overland, Southerly and Westerly.
Her poetry has twice won the KW Treanor Poetry Prize (now known as the KSP Poetry Prize), and she won the QLD Poetry Festival Emerging Poet Award in 2018. KEEPER OF THE RITUAL was shortlisted for the Noel Rowe Poetry Award in 2017.
Performances include featured poet at Mello House, the Perth Poetry Club, Monday Supper Club, Voicebox, the QLD Poetry Festival's Big Read, and at the Perth Poetry Festival 2019.
She has mentored young poets for the KickstART Propel Youth Festival, delivered workshops for the Perth Poetry Festival and the Mary Lindsay Writers, and judged poetry competitions for the KSPWC and Mundaring Library.
MA Writing, Swinburne University, Melbourne
PhD Pathology, UWA
BAppSc(Hons) Medical Science, Curtin University
Coordinator: Hospital Poets (Australia) Program, KSP Foundation Inc, 2018-
Mentor: Poetic Lineages, WA KickstART Youth Festival, April 2019
Facilitator: Writing Under the Influence Workshop, Perth Poetry Festival, August 2019
Panel Speaker: Perth Poetry Festival, August 2019
Judge: Shire of Mundaring Poetry Competition 2019 & KSP 50th Anniversary Poetry Award 2019
Keeper of the Ritual
Publisher: UWA Publishing
Publ. date: 2019
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