Poet

Jane Williams

By |March 17th, 2024|Categories: Author, Poet|

Jane Williams Jane Williams is the author of five books of poetry and a collection of stories. While best known for her poetry she enjoys writing across forms and genres, for children and in collaboration with other artists. She has read her poetry in USA, Canada, Ireland, England, Malaysia, Czech Republic and Slovakia where she held a three month residency in 2016. Awards for her poetry include the Anne Elder Award, the D.J. O’Hearn Memorial Fellowship and the Bruce Dawe Prize. Publications Outside Temple Boundaries Five Islands Press 1998 The Last Tourist Five Islands Press  2006 Some Towns and other poems Picaro Press in 2007 Begging the

Terry Whitebeach

By |March 17th, 2024|Categories: Author, Poet|

Terry Whitebeach Terry Whitebeach has published work in a variety of genres, including poetry, young adult novels, radio plays, children’s picture books and biography. She has taught creative writing all over Australia, edited several collections of writing, and helped establish the Indigenous Creative Writing programme at Batchelor Institute, Alice Springs. She has a BA in English Literature and Philosophy, a MA in English Literature and Creative Writing and PhD in History – Biography. She is the 2019 Tas exchange writer on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Publications Bird Dream Watersky (YA) Bantam (YA) Antarctic Journey (radio play) Mill Ends (radio play) Good One, Don Ross (biography)

Philomena van Rijswijk

By |March 17th, 2024|Categories: Author, Poet|

Philomena van Rijswijk Philomena van Rijswijk is a poet, novelist and story writer living in Tasmania. Her most well-known novel, The World as a Clockface, was published by Penguin. Her poems and short stories have been published in collections and literary journals in Australia, Ireland and India. Her work was included in Best Australian Stories 2002 (Black Inc) and Best Australian Poetry 2005 (UQP). Some of her stories have been translated into Hindi and published in Indian literary journals and anthologies. Her poetry collection, Bread of the Lost, was published by Walleah Press in December 2013. Her latest fabulist novel, The Bishop, the Gypsy and the Dancing

Tim Thorne

By |March 17th, 2024|Categories: Poet|

Tim Thorne Tim Thorne, who lives in Launceston, is the author of 14 published volumes of poetry. He has conduced poetry workshops in schools, prisons, universities and numerous community organisations. For 17 years he directed the Tasmanian Poetry Festival. Among his recent achievements are winning the 2011 Christopher Brennan Award and the 2014 Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize.

Alan Taylor

By |March 17th, 2024|Categories: Author, Poet|

Alan Taylor Alan is a contemporary poet, composer, writer and philosopher. He is an honours graduate in English Literature and Language from Sydney University. His thesis was on the poetry of John Donne. He is also a Fine Arts graduate. His honours thesis was in Aesthetics. Alan also holds postgraduate qualifications (with High Distinctions) in the teaching of English and Art from Sydney University. In 2015, he was Poet-in-Residence at the University of Tasmania’s Poetry Society, Hobart. In 2008, 2009 and 2010 he was Poet-in-Residence at the Utas Academy of the Arts, Northern Campus Summer School. From 2006 to 2010 was

Edith Speers

By |March 17th, 2024|Categories: Author, Poet|

Edith Speers Edith Speers emigrated to Australia from Canada after university. Her writing has won many literary awards; her poetry has been printed in all the major Australian literary magazines, many anthologies, and several Canadian and American journals. She is the author of two collections of poetry and others awaiting publication. She has published other Tasmanian writers as proprietor of Esperance Press. Links: www.edithspeers.com www.esperancepress.com.au Books: Four Quarters (poetry, Esperance Press, 2001) By Way of a Vessel (poetry, Twelvetrees Publishing Co., 1986) Anthologies: Brio Anthology 2016; Contemporary Poetry 2015; Montreal Prize Anthology 2011; The Quadrant Book of Poetry: 2001-2010; The Envelope Please

Tim Slade

By |March 17th, 2024|Categories: Poet|

Tim Slade Tim Slade’s debut collection of poems is The Walnut Tree (2021, Bright South), which was launched by Pete Hay on May 27, at Petrarch’s Bookshop, Launceston, Tasmania. “Real poetry involves not only a love of words, but also a vulnerability to life, an ability to feel its power. Tim Slade is a real poet who honours his island home with the sensitivity and sense of his attention. And he honours poetry by the acuteness of his reading, the depth of his vocation. The Walnut Tree is a fine debut, appealing to lovers of Tasmania, and to anyone interested in Australian

Margaret Scott

By |March 17th, 2024|Categories: Author, Poet|

Margaret Scott Margaret Scott (1934-2005) was born in Bristol, England. She is most well known for her poetry and academic life. She studied at Cambridge University from 1953 to 1956. In 1959 she emigrated to Tasmania with her first husband Michael Boddy and their son. Scott lectured in English at the University of Tasmania from 1966 to 1989 and there received her PhD 1978. In 1989 she became head of the English department. Notable publications include: Tricks of Memory – 1980 Visited – 1983 The Black Swans – 1988 Effects of Light with Vivian Smith – 1985 The Baby Farmer – 1990 Read Margaret Scott’s

Megan Schaffner

By |March 17th, 2024|Categories: Author, Poet|

Megan Schaffner Megan Schaffner majored in English and Psychology at the University of Tasmania and has had a varied career in librarianship, teaching and drama. She has had poems and short stories published in literary journals including Westerly, Fine Line and Social Alternatives. She has also edited or co-edited several anthologies, including Keeping Time, Other People’s Houses, and A Net of Hands, each published by FAW Tasmania. Megan is one of four women whose poems and articles are collected in Grim Works (2000). In 2015 she launched her latest poetry collection A Poem is a Parachute at Hobart Bookshop.

Lyn Reeves

By |March 17th, 2024|Categories: Author, Poet|

Lyn Reeves Lyn Reeves’s latest collection Designs on the Body won the IP Picks Best Poetry 2010 Award and is published by Interactive Press. Her poetry, haiku and stories are widely published in journals and anthologies. She has three poetry collections and two limited-edition chapbooks. Lyn has won several awards, grants and residencies and read at venues and festivals around Australia. Publications Collections: Designs on the Body Interactive Press, 2010 The ink brushed distance (chapbook) Walleah Press, 2008 Beads (chapbook) Picaro Press, 2007 Speaking with Ghosts Ginninderra Press, 2002 Walking the Tideline Pardalote Press, 2001 Anthologies (containing significant number of poems) Seasoned with Honey (4-poet anthology) Walleah Press,

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