Annamaria (A.M.) Weldon

Annamaria Weldon lives near Fremantle in Western Australia. Her two poetry collections are Ropes of Sand (Associated Press Malta, 1983) and The Roof Milkers (Sunline, 2008). In 2014 she published The Lake's Apprentice (UWAP), a collection of poetry, essays, nature notes and photography on the chain of lakes in Yalgorup National Park. This work came from her writing residency there in 2009-11 for Symbiotica (University of Western Australia).
In 2012, Weldon was shortlisted for the Peter Porter Poetry Prize (Australian Book Review), in 2011 awarded The Nature Conservancy Australia’s inaugural prize for nature writing, and in 2010 won The Tom Collins Poetry Prize 2010 (FAW WA). 
Her work has been broadcast on ABC Radio National’s Poetica and Short Story programs, recorded on the writingWA 2010 poetry CD ‘22’ and appears in the accompanying anthology of WA poets. It has been selected for other anthologies and national or local journals including Westerly, Island, Five Bells, Stylus, Indigo, Cottonmouth, dotdotdash and Landscapes.