Petra White

Petra White (photo Alex Matthews)
Petra White (photo Alex Matthews)
Petra White was born in Adelaide in 1975 and has lived since 1998 in Melbourne, where she works in a government department and is studying for a Master of Public Policy and Management.

Her first book of poetry, The Incoming Tide (John Leonard Press 2007) was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Prize.


Her second book is The Simplified World (forthcoming from John Leonard Press).

A selection of Petra's poems


(from The Simplified World)