Angela Costi is a poet, playwright, essayist and reviewer with backgrounds in social justice and community arts. The author of five well-received poetry books/manuscripts, nine produced plays and four video-poems. In 1995, she received a travel award from the Australia National Languages Board to study Ancient Greek drama in Greece. She was writer-in-residence at the former Kensington Public Housing Estate on the 'Relocated' arts project, which received the national award for community innovation, 2002. In 2009, the Australia Council for the Arts supported her poetry, 'A Nest of Cinnamon', to be part of a Japan-based collaboration. Her writing is widely published overseas and across Australia including Australian Poetry Journal and Anthology, Meanjin, Overland, Hecate, Westerly, Southerly, Antipodes.
An Embroidery of Old Maps and New (Spinifex, 2021)
Available for purchase at: https://www.spinifexpress.com.au/shop/p/9781925950243
in hardcopy and e-book, also available at Amazon and selected bookstores.
Lost in Mid-Verse (Owl Publishing, 2014)
Honey & Salt (Five Islands Press, 2007)
Prayers for the Wicked (Floodtide Audio & Sunshine Text, 2005)
Dinted Halos (Hit&Miss Publications, 2003)
- 1995, a travel award from the Australia National Languages Board to study Ancient Greek drama in Greece
- 2002, writer-in-residence at the former Kensington Public Housing Estate on the Relocated project, which received the national LGA award for community innovation
- 2008, shortlisted Mary Gilmore Poetry Award for Honey & Salt
- 2009, the Australia Council supported her poetry, A Nest of Cinnamon, to be part of a Japan-based collaboration culminating in a theatrical performance with world renowned Stringraphy Ensemble and Wang Zeng-Ting
- the videopoem of her award-winning poem, Shelter, was selected for the Worldwide Reading for the Pandemic 2021 (International Literature Festival Berlin)
- 2021, received High Commendation for Contribution to Arts and Culture, Moreland/Merri-bek Award 2021
- poetry highly recommended or shortlisted in a number of awards including Woorilla, Meniscus, GWN, Spineless Wonders and joanne burns Microlit
- 2022, she judged the MPU International Poetry Competition and the Five Islands Poetry Prize