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Lucy Dougan (born 1966) is an award-winning Australian poet who began publication in 1998.

Early life and educationEdit

Dougan was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1966.[1]

In 2009 she completed her PhD thesis at the University of Western Australia in dual format ‘’On the Circumvesuviana’’ (poetry) and ‘’The Vesuvian Imaginary: The Woman's Journey to Naples in Three Texts’’ (dissertation).[2] Her thesis formed the basis of her 2012 publication, On the Circumvesuviana.



  • Dougan, Lucy (1998), Memory shell, Five Islands Press Associates, ISBN 978-0-86418-506-8
  • — (2008), White clay, Giramondo Publishing Company, ISBN 978-1-920882-32-7
  • — (2011), Against lawns : and other poems, Picaro Press, retrieved 16 May 2018
  • — (2012), On the Circumvesuviana, Picaro Press, ISBN 978-1-921691-27-0
  • —; Australia Council (sponsoring body.) (2015), The guardians, Artarmon NSW Giramondo Publishing Company, ISBN 978-1-922146-75-5

As editorEdit

  • Zwicky, Fay; Dougan, Lucy, (editor.); Dolin, Tom, (editor.) (2017), The collected poems of Fay Zwicky, UWA Publishing, ISBN 978-1-74258-932-9CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)

Awards and recognitionEdit


  1. ^ "Lucy Dougan". Austlit, State Library of NSW. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ Dougan, Lucy (2009), On the Circumvesuviana (poetry); and The vesuvian imaginary: the woman's journey to Naples in three texts (dissertation), retrieved 16 May 2018
  3. ^ "Book awards: Mary Gilmore Prize". LibraryThing. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Lucy Dougan's 'The Guardians'". Westerly magazine. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  5. ^ "2015 Queensland Literary Awards shortlist announcement". State Library of Queensland. Retrieved 2018-09-28.
  6. ^ "Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2016". The Wheeler Centre. Retrieved 2018-09-28.
  7. ^ "Winners announced for Premier's Book Awards". State Library of Western Australia. Retrieved 10 June 2018.