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She's Not Normal

Koraly Dimitriadis



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Outside The Box Press
17 November 2023
She’s not normal, why can’t she be normal, she makes me feel really uncomfortable…An empowering collection of poetry from bestselling Cypriot-Australian poet Koraly Dimitriadis, for people who are not normal.

Imprint:   Outside The Box Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
ISBN:   9780645775204
ISBN 10:   0645775207
Pages:   191
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Koraly Dimitriadis is a Cypriot-Australian writer, performer and author of the poetry books Love and Fuck Poems and Just Give Me The Pills. Her short story collection, The Mother Must Die, is forthcoming with Puncher and Wattmann (2024). Her poems have been translated and published in Polish, Czech, Greek and Greek-Cypriot journals and anthologies, and she has had short stories, essays and poems published in Southerly, Etchings, Overland, Unusual Works, Social Alternatives, Meanjin, Solid Air (UQP), Resilience (Ultimo/Mascara), Foyer (UK), Harana (UK), Fuck Poems (USA) and others. Koraly’s poetry films have been shortlisted for prizes, screened at festivals and televised, including SBS on demand. Koraly has performed internationally, including The Poetry Café (London) and The Bowery (New York). Koraly’s poetic theatre monologue “I say the wrong things all the time” premiered at La Mama in 2016. Koraly was an associate artist at Theatre Works in 2021. She performed as part of Outer Urban Projects’s theatre ensemble Poetic License for numerous years which included productions at Melbourne Writers Festival (Footscray Community Arts Centre) and 45 Downstairs. Koraly’s personal essays and opinion articles have been published widely across Australia in publications such as ABC, SBS, The Age and, with international publications in The Independent (UK), Shondaland, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Today show (USA) and Al Jazeera. Koraly is a professional member to the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Koraly’s debut fiction manuscript, We Never Said Goodbye, was awarded the UNESCO City of Literature residency in Krakow. She was also awarded residencies at the Wheeler Centre, Chantilly, HOANI (Cyprus) and Moreland Council. Koraly holds a diploma in professional writing/editing (RMIT) and a double degree in accounting/computing (Monash). She has spoken on panels, run workshops, taught poetry at RMIT, and has been interviewed on television and radio including ABC’s The Conversation Hour with Jon Faine.

Reviews for She's Not Normal

" ""A unique voice that I keep coming back to. Full of raw energy, bamboozling, confronting, direct, insistent...She pours it all out onto the page like few can"""

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