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natalie Damjanovich-napoleon
WRITER - POET - MUSICIAN

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IF THERE IS A BUTTERFLY
THAT DRINKS TEARS

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About
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about

Natalie Damjanovich-Napoleon (D-Napoleon) is a poet, songwriter and educator from Walyalup/Fremantle, Western Australia.

She is the winner of both the Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize and Katharine Susannah Prichard Poetry Prize and a two-time finalist for the Penelope Niven Prize in Creative Nonfiction. Her debut book of poetry, First Blood, was published by Ginninderra Press in 2019 while her second book, If There is a Butterfly That Drinks Tears, will be released in September, 2023 by Gazebo Book’s poetry imprint, Life Before Man Books.

Natalie currently a lecturer in poetry at Edith Cowan University and an ESL teacher. Her work has been published in various anthologies, journals, and periodicals including Cordite, The Australian, Westerly, Entropy, Griffith Review, StylusLit, Meanjin, Southerly, and Australian Poetry Journal. Natalie is also a singer-songwriter who has toured Australia, Europe and the United States and her 2021 album, You Wanted To Be The Shore But Instead You Were The Sea reach #1 on the Australian Independent Albums chart.

books

If There Is A Butterfly

That Drinks Tears

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First Blood

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Border Crossings

My Books
anthologies
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publicationS

*82 Review  |  Antipodes Journal  |  AMWP  |  Australian Poetry Anthology  |  Australian Poetry Journal Backstory Journal  |  Bukker Tillibul  |  Blue Bottle Journal  |  Cordite  |  Fem Static Zine  |  Found Poetry Review  |  Ginninderra Press  | 

Griffith Review  |   Gunpowder Press  |  Hecate Journal  |  Mascara Literary Review  |  Meanjin  |  Mona Magazine  | 

Rabbit Poetry Journal  |  Recent Work Press  |  Red Room Poetry  |  Right Now  |  Solo Nova Press  |  Southerly  |  St. Martin's Griffin |  StylusLit  |  The Manifest Station  | The Weekend Australian (Review)  |  Tincture Journal  |  Unlost Journal  | 

WA Poets Press Westerly Magazine  |  Writers Digest

 

australian WRITING RESOURCES LIST

 

A list compiled by Natalie and provided to you for free in the spirit of paying it forward.

(Please acknowledge any copyrighted use of this list.)

 

Natalie's work was recently featured on NPR's The Great American Folk Show. Listen here:
The Great American Folk ShowNPR Radio
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PRESS

Natalie D-Napoleon is primarily a poet - which I think is the deepest of all areas of the songwriting tradition - and has been acknowledged as an important one.

TOM BROSSEAU

The Great American Folk Show

Press
Events
Events
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Life Before Man Books presents...
 
If There Is A Butterfly That Drinks Tears
Poetry Book Launch


Natalie Damjanovich-Napoleon 
with
Host: Josephine Clarke
Launch speech by Bron Bateman
Readings from Natalie's book by Miriam Wei Wei Lo, Carol Millner, Lakshmi Kanchi and Samuel Dicks-Napoleon


Friday, 13th October 2023, 7 - 8pm
RSVP to: https://fb.me/e/Z3fw71oN


The Orient Hotel

39 High Street,
Fremantle WA 6160
Germinating Visual Poetry
via Melville Storylines Festival...
A
AA visual poetry workshop with
Natalie Damjanovich-Napoleon
Friday, 20th October
10am-12pm
Tickets $6.61
via Eventbrite
5:

Civic Square Library

10 Almondbury Road

Enter off Davy St

Booragoon, WA 6154

Perth Poetry Club
 

Natalie will be reading from If There Is a Butterfly...

and Open Mic
 


The Moon Cafe

2/323 William St, Perth WA 6000

Saturday, 28th October,

2-4pm

Join Zoom Meeting:     

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84254037443

Corporeal Encounters
Presented by Fremantle Public Library...
 
Conversation and poetry with Lisa Collyer
and 
Natalie Damjanovich-Napoleon
Sunday, 12th November
11.30am-12.30pm
$10 Entry
Tickets via Eventbrite
*Drinks and nibbles provided*
5:
Fremantle Public Library
151 High Street,
Fremantle WA 6160

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