Geoffrey Dobbs


Migrated to Australia in 1969 from England where he had worked for several years in bookselling. In Australia he worked in academic and law publishing for over thirty years. Since retiring from full-time work in 2005 he has written poetry and short stories. In 2008 his poem ‘The Climber’ won the Bayside Literary Festival Residents Poetry Prize and another poem, ‘Mulka’s Cave’, was awarded the prize in 2013. In 2010 his short story ‘Blood and Bone’ was the overall winner of the Bayside Literary Festival Writers Prize. His short story ‘One Day’ was awarded second prize in the Eaglehawk Dahlia Arts Festival. His poems have appeared in the anthology ‘Coastlines: Poems from Bayside’ (2010) and his work has also been published by Moving Galleries and Australian Poetry Collaboration.