About me

Natalie Rose Dyer completed a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne (2017) where she also earned an MFA (2010) with an Australian Postgraduate Award. Natalie was Researcher-in-Residence at The University of Amsterdam (2018). She is the recipient of the Peter Steele Poetry Award (2021).

Natalie teaches in the Creative Writing program at the University of Melbourne where she also supervises higher research degree students. Her poetry and essays are widely published in esteemed international literary journals including Meanjin Quarterly, Australian Poetry, Cordite Poetry Review, The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellors Anthology, Chiron Review and many more. Her book Notes on a Wild Fluidity was published with Palgrave (November, 2020).

Natalie is currently working on a series of essays at the intersection of poetry, wandering, feminism and ecology. Several of these essays are published at Feminista Journal


The Menstrual Imaginary in Literature: Notes on a Wild Fluidity. 2020. Editor: Allie Troyanos, Literature, Palgrave Macmillan.


Forthcoming Pussy Riot Vs Trump collaborative chapter, in Deleuze edited volume, Deleuze and Guattari and Fascism, with Rosi Braidotti and Rick Dolphijn. Edinburgh University Press.

Ongoingly/ creative non-fiction essays for Feminista Journal on the topic of wandering in literature, film and art. https://natalierosedyer.com/blog/wandering-writing-series

A suite of five poems with Indelible Literary Journal, American University in Dubai. https://indelibleaud.com/about/indelible/

Cordite 96: NO THEME IX, for the poem Order of Birds.

Australian Poetry Journal, Volume 9, Number 2, Unyoked Australia.

2019 University of Canberra Vice Chancellor’s International Poetry Anthology Longlist Finalist (to be published 2020). The Luckiest.

Chiron Review, Issue # 117. Winter edition, 2019. Milk Ink.


Cordite Literary Review http://cordite.org.au/poetry/suburbia/dressing-for-paradise/

Mascara Review http://mascarareview.com/?s=natalie+rose+dyer

Meanjin Quarterly, Volume 73 Number 3 Spring 2014, p.170-171, The Butcher’s Daughter, Natalie Rose Dyer.

Dazzled, The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize, 2014, p.66, Moth Queen at Winter Solstice, Natalie Rose Dyer, ISBN 978-1-74088-402-0

In Red Ink: From Abjection to the Menstrual Imaginary, AAWP Conference proceedings.


Ghostly Red Ink, AAWP Conference proceedings.



Australasian Association of Writing Programs, 19th Annual Conference, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. November 30th 2014, two papers, a theoretical paper and a creative paper taken from my PhD thesis.

Australasian Association of Writing Programs, 20th Annual Conference, Swinburne University

Talking Bodies Conference, Chester University, Leeds, April 2017.

Great Writing Conference, Imperial College, London, July, 2017.

Creative Bodies, Creative Minds Conference, Graz, Austria, 2018.

The Deleuze Symposium, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2018.

Great Writing Conference, Imperial College, London, June 2018.

Narrative Lives Conference, 2020, London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research.

The International Conference on Poetry Studies, 19th September, 2020. Cambridge University, England.


  • May 2014, Solo Show titled Petal Wonderland at Bokeh Gallery, Daylesford. Rural Victoria.
  • April 2009, Group Show titled Trees, trees, trees at Collingwood Gallery, Melbourne. I showed a 90cm by 90cm acrylic, ink, and oil pastel on canvas called ‘I like trees and ponies.’
  • May 2009 Group Show titled She loves Life at Smart Artz Gallery, Melbourne. I showed a 90cm by 90cm acrylic, ink and oil pastel on canvas titled ‘Body of a Woman.’
  • January 2009, Released EP with my band ‘Natalie Rose and the Pantomime Horse.’
  • December 2008, Group Show at Forepaw for 3CR DIY Art Show. I showed the film poetic to my song The Lamenting Wife, which can be viewed at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v21wgz7AJ10
  • August 2007, Group Show at RMIT Pit Space Gallery. I showed a 90cm by 90cm acrylic, ink, and oil pastel on canvas called I like trees and ponies. Some of the contributing Melbourne artists included Rose Nolan, Kathy Temin, and Mark Ogge.



Sessional Academic at The University of Melbourne, Australia

2019 – 2020

Sessional Academic at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

School of Communication and Creative Arts.

April 2017 – April 2018

Researcher-in-Residence at The University of Amsterdam.

2007 to 2016

University of Melbourne

Part-time academic study – Masters & PhD 

May 2000 to December 2006

Port Phillip Library Service

Library Officer (Permanent Part-Time).