About Lea


Selected publications

  • Poem painted on a city street for Raining Poetry in Adelaide, September 2020
  • A view from two worlds (on Covid-19 and grief), Croakey, April 2020
  • Poem selected for Receipt Poetry, Yarra Libraries Melbourne, November 2019
  • Intensive care, Grieve  Vol 7, HWC Publishing, 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 #8WordStory, Queensland Writers Centre, 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 Meanjin, Westerly, Cordite, Southerly, Australian Poetry Anthology 2015
  • Freelance writing – two jobs in one, Australian Writer’s Marketplace 2011–2012
  • 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, Tyrone Guthrie Centre Annaghmakerrig, Ireland, 2019
  • Longlist, Peter Cowan Writers Centre Short Story competition, 2019
  • Writer’s residency, Varuna/Griffith Review, 2017
  • Winner, Readers Feast/Eureka Street prize for social justice writing, 2011
  • Finalist, Griffith Review/Varuna national essay competition, 2010
  • Outstanding achievement award, RMIT professional writing & editing, 2010

Grants and residencies

  • Poetry Mentorship, Australian Society of Authors, 2013
  • Arts Victoria Arts Development, 2013
  • ArtStart, Australia Council for the Arts, 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, get in touch with Lea to have a chat about it.


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