Skovron, Alex 1948-
SKOVRON, Alex 1948-
Born June 12, 1948, in Chorzow, Poland; immigrated to Israel, 1956, and to Australia, 1958; married Ruth Paluch, 1976; children: two. Education: University of New South Wales, B.A., 1970; University of Sydney, M.A., 1972.
Home—172 Hawthorn Rd., Caulfield North, Victoria 3161, Australia. E-mail—[email protected].
Poet. Editor for publishing companies in Sydney and Melbourne, 1972—.
Wesley Michel Wright Prize for Poetry, 1983; Anne Elder Award and Mary Gilmore Award, both for The Rearrangement; Australia Council writer's grant, 1994; John Shaw Neilson Poetry Award, 1995; Manuel Gelman Memorial Prize for Literature, 1997.
The Rearrangement (poetry), International Specialized Book Services (Portland, OR), 1988.
Sleeve Notes (poetry), Hale & Iremonger (Sydney, Australia), 1992.
Infinite City: 100 Sonnetinas, Five Islands Press (Wollongong, Australia), 1999.
Contributor of poems and stories to periodicals.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Australian Book Review, July, 1999, Jennifer Maiden, "A Way around the Sky," pp. 36-37.
Thylazine Foundation,http://www.thylazine.org/poetsforpeace/ (February 19, 2004), biography of Alex Skovron.*