Petra White


Petra White was born in Adelaide and lives in Melbourne, where she works, for the moment, as a public servant. Her first published collection of poetry, The Incoming Tide (John Leonard Press, 2007), was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards and the ACT Poetry Prize. Her second collection, The Simplified Word, won the Grace Levin Prize and was published by John Leonard in 2010. Petra co-edits So Long Bulletin, a blog on Australian poetry and criticism.

First posted: November 27, 2013

Last modified: April 18, 2016