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Dominique Hecq

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Dominique Hecq is a poet, fic­tion wri­ter, scho­lar and lite­ra­ry trans­la­tor. She grew up in the French-spea­king part of Belgium and now lives in Melbourne. Hecq read Germanic Philology at the University of Liège and holds an MA in Literary Translation as well as a PhD in Literature. Her works include a novel, three col­lec­tions of short sto­ries, five books of poe­try and two plays. Her poems and sto­ries have been publi­shed inter­na­tio­nal­ly. These appear in English and antho­lo­gies. Often expe­ri­men­tal, her wri­ting explores love, loss, exile, and the pos­si­bi­li­ties of lan­guage. Over the years, it has been awar­ded a varie­ty of prizes, inclu­ding The Melbourne Fringe Festival Award for Outstanding Writing and Performance (1998), The New England Review Prize for Poetry (2004), The Martha Richardson Medal for Poetry (2006) and the inau­gu­ral AALITRA Prize for Literary Translation from Spanish into English (2014). Hush : A Fugue (2017) is her latest book of lined and prose poe­try.

Hecq has per­for­med her poems and plays at fes­ti­vals on four conti­nents. For ten conse­cu­tive years, she was an invi­ted poet at the Franco-English Poetry Festival in Paris and in 2015 she was guest of honour at the International Poetry Festival at Trois Rivières, Quebec. More recent­ly, she pre­sen­ted ‘Scary’, a one-act play, at the National Opera Center in New York.