MTC Cronin has published twenty books (poetry, prose poems and essays) including a collection jointly written with the Australian poet, Peter Boyle. Her work has won and been shortlisted for many major literary awards, both internationally and in her native Australia. Several of her books have appeared in translation: The Ridiculous Shape of Longing (Macedonian) and her 2001 book, Talking to Neruda’s Questions, which has been translated into Spanish, Italian and Swedish. Cronin has worked in many different jobs including hospitality, cleaning and the law and currently lives, with her partner and three daughters, on a biodynamic farm where they grow peppers (including the famous Pimientos de Padron) that are supplied to restaurants and farmers markets around Australia. Her most recent collection, written over two decades, is The Law of Poetry (Puncher & Wattmann, 2015).
Puncher & Wattmann Anthology Readings Sat 26 Aug 12-1pm JWC Performance, free