Vincent Buckley was born in Romsey, Victoria, Australia in 1925. He was the author of eleven poetry collections, including Masters in Israel (1961), which won the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal, Golden Builders and Other Poems (1976), and Last Poems (1991). He also wrote four books of essays and criticism and an autobiographical memoir. A recipient of the Christopher Brennan Award, the John Bray Poetry Award, and the Red Earth Poetry Award, Buckley taught English at the University of Melbourne and served as an editor of the Bulletin and Prospect magazine. He died in 1988. In 1992, The Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize was established in his honor to recognize the connections between Australian and Irish poets and poetry.
Audio Recordings of Vincent Buckley
- As part of Poetry in English at the Library of Congress, An evening of Australian poetry Vincent Buckley, David Malouf, and Les A. Murray reading their poems on April 21, 1980