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Zenobia Frost is a poet based in Brisbane, Australia. Her work can be found in Cordite, Scum, Overland, Meanjin and Contemporary Feminist Poetry. She won the 2018 Val Vallis Award for her poem, ‘Reality On-Demand‘.

Zenobia’s new poetry collection, After the Demolition (Cordite Books) won the 2020 Wesley Michel Wright Award and was recently shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

Zenobia currently facilitates workshops and satellite events for Queensland Poetry Festival.

contact: zenobia.frost[at]gmail[dot]com

Recent publications

  • Art Starts Here: 40 Years of Metro Arts (editor, 2020)
    This gorgeous coffee-table history book charts the living history of Metro Arts in Brisbane, from its gutsy DIY beginnings to its bright future. Designed by Sean Dowling and Ashleigh Jacobsen.
  • ‘Ghost Light’ (Red Room)
    Find the ghost light in a closed-for-good arts centre. This psychogeographic poem is best enjoyed in full-screen with headphones on a laptop or desktop. To play in landscape and full screen, head to
  • Meanjin: What I’m Reading (essay)
    On queered reading, video games, and seeing ourselves in happy endings: ‘The Price of Salt, published in 1952 and known to modern audiences as Carol, was the first of such novels to rebelliously hold its happy ending—that is to say, no deaths. Because the term ‘happy ending’ is, of course, a misnomer—it’s not an ending at all: it’s the promise of a future’…



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