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Ten Things About Poetry and Me: Stephen Whiteside

  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, … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ten Things About Poetry and Me: Nadine Cranenburgh

  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 … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ten Things About Poetry and Me: Teena Raffa-Mulligan

1.What is your earliest memory of poetry? Sitting beside my tiny English grandmother on the sofa or my bed, listening to her recite poems to me. I particularly recall a … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ten Things About Poetry and Me: Scott Rheuben

  1.What is your earliest memory of poetry? I didn’t particularly like poetry when I was younger, but I clearly remember studying ‘The Road not Taken’ by Robert Frost during … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Five Powers to Dealing with Racism

Originally posted on Gumboootspearlz:
My family in the early days in Tasmania It was amazing today to feel like an advocate for unity in diversity, and the power of poetry,…

March 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

How to Write a Space Adventure with Karen Tyrrell

Originally posted on Gumboootspearlz:
Regulars to my blog may well remember previous visits from Karen.  What you might not know is that recently Karen Tyrrell recently won a major mental…

November 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Drago Tree

Originally posted on Gumboootspearlz:
Isobel Blackthorn was born in London and has lived in Spain, Lanzarote, (Canary Islands), and Australia. She’s been a teacher, market trader, project manager and PA to a…

October 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Meet Yvonne Mes – Author of Meet Sidney Nolan

Originally posted on Gumboootspearlz:
Yvonne Mes is a children’s author, illustrator and devourer of books. She writes short stories, picture books and junior novels. Her stories are published in School…

August 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Harry Helps Grandpa – Approaching Alzheimer’s in a Picture Book

Originally posted on Gumboootspearlz:
Karen pictured with the book Karen Tyrrell is an award winning Brisbane based, ‘resilience ‘author, who publishes on this theme for both children and adults.  …

June 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

Sand in the Sole

Originally posted on Ripple Poetry :
Allan Lake in Italy – one of the places that inspires his poetry Today’s guest poet is Allan Lake. I’ve known Allan since I was…

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment