This poem made the front cover of "Ripples". Pearls have their beginnings in a living creature that is trying to cope with an unnatural irritant. How many poems start with an experience that is unpleasant, grievous or traumatic?
Available for workshops, presentations, mentoring, career development and more.
I‘ve written since I can remember. Worked in a circus, as a librarian, book reviewer, film reviewer, associate lecturer, English Expression, DPP, UQ, editor etc!
Teaching myself to illustrate & to make jewellery.
Poetry, e.g. - Quadrant, Divan, Antipodes (NY), Social Alternatives, Gathering Storm, MicropressYates/The Mozzie, Small Packages, Courier Mail, Paper Wasp, Speed Poets, Ripples
Children's Literature & Education -
“Mending Lucille”, Lothian/Hachette Livre, illus. Sarah Davis, ‘08
“Poetry Action for Classroom & Stage”, 6 vols – anthology "Let's Jabberwocky!", ; teacher text vols – “Imagimals”, “Nose to Nose”, “Places ‘n Spaces”, “Food, Glorious Food”, KBS, 2005. Vol. 6, “Finding the Funny Bone”, ed. by J. R. Poulter, poetry/ teacher text by Marco Gliori, Jan Turner-Jones & J. R. Poulter.
"The Stray" in "The Girl Who Married a Fly", AATE, ed. Michael Hyde, AATE, 1997 - "Teacher's Notes " on AATE website.
"Gelati Supreme", ERA, 1995
"The Cool Shop", Macmillan Education, 1995