Born in Brisbane, Graham Nunn spent his childhood growing up in the suburb of Mt Gravatt East (lovingly known as Tigerland). He earned his Bachelor of Teaching from Queensland University of Technology and his Bachelor of Education from The University of Queensland in the early 90‘s. He worked as a Teacher and Teaching Principal for ten years in Brisbane and rural Queensland and now works as a Behavioural Support Worker.
A prominent figure in the Brisbane poetry scene, he organised the New and Selected Readings in 2001 and co-founded legendary Brisbane spoken word event SpeedPoets in 2002. In 2003, his first collection of haiku, A Zen Firecracker was published. This publication was well received and as a result Nunn was invited to run a series of workshops on the art of haiku at the inaugural Bali Readers and Writers Festival in Ubud (2004) and The Byron Bay Writers Festival (2005).
In 2004, he was invited to take on the role of Artistic Director for The Queensland Poetry Festival. In the same year he released his first full-length collection of poetry Share the Tragedy. 2005 saw the release of Measuring the Depth (Pardalote Press), a collection of haibun and haiku and soon after he took on the role of Secretary of the Australian Haiku Society.
Nunn finished his highly successful tenure as Artistic Director of Queensland Poetry Festival after four years in 2007. In the same year he co-founded Small Change Press, released his fourth collection, Ruined Man and took on the role of QLD editor for Blue Dog – The Australian Poetry Journal.
Nunn regularly performs with local musician, Sheish money. Together they have performed at a number of local and interstate events and festivals and in 2009 they released their debut CD, The Stillest Hour.
2010 saw the release of Nunn’s fifth collection of poetry, Ocean Hearted. This was produced under the new publishing moniker, Another Lost Shark Publications. There are also plans to release a DVD and CD featuring six poems from the collection in collaboration with Sheish Money & Namedropper and local photographer, Cindy Keong.
Books of poetry:
A Zen Firecracker – selected haiku (Impressed Publishing, Brisbane, 2003)
Share the Tragedy (Impressed Publishing, Brisbane, 2004)
Measuring the Depth (Pardalote Press, Hobart, 2005)
Ruined Man (Small Change Press, Brisbane, 2007)
Ocean Hearted (Another Lost Shark Publications, Brisbane, 2010)