Anne Kellas

Anne Kellas

Anne Kellas is an Australian poet, reviewer and editor who has lived in Tasmania since leaving South Africa in 1986. Over the past 25 years she has taught poetry in Tasmania either through workshops for writing organisations or privately and has mentored several poets. She has occasionally lectured in poetry at the University of Tasmania (2014 and 2015) and has helped edit poetry books, novels, served as poetry editor for famous reporter, judged poetry competitions and also occasionally reviews poetry. She describes her style as “abstract lyric” which others see as displaying “bell-like clarity” (Ivy Alvarez) or a “Zen or oriental quality of extreme understatement” (Robert Cox, launching The White Room Poems).


  • The White Room Poems (Walleah Press 2015)
  • Isolated States (Cornford Press 2001)
  • Poems from Mt Moono (Hippogriff Press 1989)



Website: The Write Stuff

The White Room Poems, review in The Australian


  • Interview conducted by Ralph Wessman in Communion Literary Magazine (Communion #6 due for publication in December 2016)
  • Interview conducted by Tim Martain, ‘Soul work’ in The Mercury (Hobart), Saturday supplement, December 5-6 2015, p.19.
  • Interview conducted by Ivan Vladislavic for Litnet  (South Africa, 2005)
  • Interview conducted by Margaretta Pos, ‘Out of Africa’ in The Mercury (Hobart), Saturday 1 November 2001