About Lea


Selected publications

  • Poem on a city street for Raining Poetry in Adelaide September 2020
  • Poem on a library receipt for Yarra Libraries November 2019
  • Learning the local language Griffith Review 55: State of Hope January 2017 & republished in Inside Story 8 February 2017
  • Micro-fiction on Brisbane billboards for QWC’s #8WordStory 2017
  • Field notes on death Griffith Review 41: Now We are Ten July 2013 & republished in Crikey.com 29 August 2013
  • More than two stories Griffith Review 39: Tasmania: the tipping point? January 2013
  • Poetry in CorditeSoutherly, Westerly, Australian Poetry Anthology 2015
  • War, what’s the word good for? The Age 6 December 2008
  • No place like home in a crowded rental market The Age 9 July 2008

Awards, competitions and residencies

  • Writer’s residency at Tyrone Guthrie Centre Annaghmakerrig Ireland 2019
  • Writer’s residency at Varuna through Griffith Review 2017
  • Finalist in Griffith Review & Varuna national essay competition 2010
  • Outstanding achievement award for RMIT’s writing & editing program 2010

Grants and residencies

  • Poetry Mentorship through Australian Society of Authors 2013
  • Arts Victoria Arts Development 2013
  • Australia Council for the Arts Artstart 2012

Qualifications and professional memberships

  • Associate Degree Professional Writing and Editing RMIT Melbourne
  • Member Australian Society of Authors

About the images

As well as Lea’s own photographs, several artists have loaned their work. If you’d like to use any of the work, please contact Lea.


This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through its arts funding and advisory body, the Australia Council for the Arts. Much gratitude to them.

Web design

Loic le Guilly www.ultimedia.com.au