Ten Things About Poetry and Me: Virginia Lowe

Originally posted on Ripple Poetry :
In 2016 Virginia was awarded the Leila St John Award for services to children’s literature in Victoria. Here she is with the medal. 1. What is your earliest memory of poetry? My mother was a pianist. She was always at the piano, and I could sing 80 nursery rhymes when…

Ten Things About Poetry and Me: Nadine Cranenburgh

Originally posted on Ripple Poetry :
? 1.  What is your earliest memory of poetry? The earliest poems I remember hearing were ‘Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace’ by AA Milne, and  The Swing, ‘Bed in Summer’ by Robert Louis Stevenson. I enjoyed imagining myself as a soldier in a beefeater hat and hearing words about…

Ten Things About Poetry and Me: Stephen Whiteside

Originally posted on Ripple Poetry :
Stephen Whiteside ? 1.What is your earliest memory of poetry? My father read me the poetry of Banjo Paterson when I was a young child. I loved the bouncy rhythms, the clever rhymes, the rollicking stories, the colourful characters, the rich settings. In short, I loved everything about it! Banjo…