Illuminations – on its way!

I have been a bit quiet of late, as a new book, Illuminations: 19 Poems and 1 Story, is about to be born. At the end of this post is a preview of the back cover. It has been a happy process – and has reunited me with designer Heidi Den Ronden and editor MatildaContinue reading “Illuminations – on its way!”

Ink of Light Presenter: June Perkins

This year I will be presenting a workshop on the Powers of Poetry on Sunday May 19th at the Ink of Light, Baha’i Writer’s Festival. I have been assisting Naysan Naraqi and Ian Hallmond with organising the festival and it is so exciting for all of us to be about to see it happen. IContinue reading “Ink of Light Presenter: June Perkins”

A Mekeo/Australian girl’s daily and remembered life

I’ve been collecting my life story blogs into a memoir. Today I was so excited  because that collection hit 75,000 words. This is how I presently describe the book: exploring landscapes, dreamscapes, writing scapes, and the getting of wisdom from Tasmania to Queensland: a Mekeo/Australian girl’s daily and remembered life. The book has shown meContinue reading “A Mekeo/Australian girl’s daily and remembered life”

Creating across art forms: Writing Sagas 12

So this week’s writing sagas is a day late, and the reasons, I’ve been busy working in other art forms and this week my youngest was very ill and I didn’t get a whole lot of sleep. Today I reflect on how the various forms of art ripple in my everyday life. I’ve been creatingContinue reading “Creating across art forms: Writing Sagas 12”

Skin and bone, short curly hair, dreams and fancies: Piece 17

She was a funny little thing that childhood me – skin and bone, short curly hair, dreams and fancies. She used to like to pretend she knew Joan of Arc personally. She was riding in her army. She stopped her burning at the stake. She loved to pretend she was Heidi, and so when takingContinue reading “Skin and bone, short curly hair, dreams and fancies: Piece 17”