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Guess Jeff

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Type of person Individual
Date of birth 1948
Place of birth Adelaide
Principal occupation Poet

Jeff Guess. Born in Adelaide, Jeff Guess teaches English in country and metropolitan secondary schools, 'Writing Poetry' at the Adelaide Institute of TAFE, and tutors at the University of South Australia. His first book Leaving Maps appeared in 1984 and was hailed by Judith Rodriguez in The Sydney Morning Herald as 'a major collection'. Since then ten collections have been published, the most recent being Autumn in Cantabile (2012). Jeff has written three textbooks on teaching poetry and edited nine poetry anthologies. He has won numerous prizes for his poetry and been awarded six writing grants.



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