Barbara Temperton

Barbara Temperton is an award-winning Western Australian writer. Her poetry and prose fiction is inspired by the landscapes and stories of the numerous places/spaces she has encountered. She is the author of Southern Edge: Three Stories in Verse (Fremantle Press, 2009) and Going Feral (Fremantle Press, 2002), winner of the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award for Poetry.

Barbara was Westerly magazine’s poetry editorial advisor from 2009 to 2011; she has worked with song lyrics, on community writing and theatre projects, and as a tutor in english and creative writing courses at Edith Cowan University and Curtin University, Perth, and the University of Western Australia’s Albany Centre.

Books from this author

The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry
Southern Edge


South Perth Poetry Park (Neil McDougall Park), Panel poem (2008)
Australian Premier’s Book Award Plaque
Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Winner 2002)
Tom Collins Poetry Prize (Winner 1992, 2002)
John Birch Award, Poetry (Winner 1994)
T.A.G. Hungerford Award (Shortlisted 1990, 1993)
Bobbie Cullen Memorial Poetry Award (Winner 1992)
NSW McArthur Regional Short Story Competition (Winner 1985)