Shastra Deo is a writer, editor, and video game enthusiast.
She is currently undertaking her PhD in Creative Writing at The University of Queensland, focused on nuclear semiotics, a poetry of warning, and linguistic pragmatics in video games. Her first book, The Agonist (UQP 2017), won the 2016 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize and the 2018 Australian Literature Society Gold Medal. She is Running Dog's Poet in Micro-Residence for October/November 2019.
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