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Joan Fenney
– the editor of Wild – has been a journalist for over 35 years in both the electronic and print media. Joan’s award-winning poems have been published in anthologies, newspapers and journals throughout Australia. Joan has published three poetry collections with Ginninderra Press and edited Rays of Light: Ginninderra Press – the first 20 years.

Kathy Abrahams is a poet residing in Busselton, Western Australia, and is widely-published, her work having been published in a number of literary magazines.

Margitta Acker
was born in Germany and migrated to Australia, to Canberra, in 1962. Her first book Vom Ostseestrand in fernes Land was published in Berlin in 2008. In 2013 her second book Meat Pies and Mumbling Blokes – a Canberra memoir was published by Ginninderra Press.

Linda Albertson
, originally from New Zealand, enjoys living and working in Bega on the far south coast of New South Wales with her family. Circumstances have offered her the time to rediscover her love of writing and reading poetry, and in 2016 a chapbook of her selected poetry, Overdue, was published as part of the Ginninderra Press Picaro Poets series. 

Jude Aquilina
is a Milang writer and poet who teaches creative writing at TAFE SA and at Mobilong Prison. She also works as an editor and mentor and was recently awarded the 2018 Barbara Hanrahan Fellowship.

Magdalena Ball is managing editor of Compulsive Reader. She has authored two novels and three poetry books, most recently Unmaking Atoms, published in 2017 by Ginninderra Press. She has co-authored six poetry chapbooks and won the 2017 Newcastle Poetry Prize Hunter Writers Centre members’ award. Find out more at http://www.magdalenaball.com

Elaine Barker
has had poetry published over many years in newspapers, literary journals and anthologies around Australia. Her first collection, The Windmill’s Song, was published by Wakefield Press. Ginninderra Press has published The Day Lit By Memory and High Heels & Tartan Slippers. She is currently working on a new collection.

JV Birch
lives in Adelaide. Her poems have appeared in anthologies, journals and magazines across Australia, the UK, Canada and the US. She has two collections – Smashed glass at midnight and What the water & moon gave me – published by Ginninderra Press, and blogs at www.jvbirch.com

Kathleen Bleakley
lives with her partner – in life and art – ’pling between the escarpment and the sea, in Wollongong. Kathleen has three collections with Ginninderra Press: Azure, 2017; Lightseekers, photography by 'pling, 2015; and jumping out of cars, with Andrea Gawthorne, images by ‘pling, 2004.

Margaret Bolton
has turned to writing in her retirement, and loves it. She has produced several family and local histories. Ginninderra Press published her first novella Not Forgotten, as well as short story collections Not another Nun Story, Mother & Son, Tales from Port Vic and Prisoners of War, and a Pocket Poets collection Start with a Coffee.

Avril Bradley
's sixth collection of poetry is A needle through the camel's eye (Ginninderra Press, 2018) She edited City of Stars, an anthology of love poems for Frankston (Ginninderra Press, 2015). Her poems are published Australia-wide in journals and magazines.

Margaret Bradstock
has seven published collections of poetry, including The Pomelo Tree (winner of the Wesley Michel Wright Prize) and Barnacle Rock (winner of the Woollahra Festival Award, 2014). Editor of Antipodes (2011) and Caring for Country (2017), Margaret won the Banjo Paterson Poetry Award in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

Laurie Brady
is a Sydney based poet and writer of short stories. He spent his working life in teacher education and retired as Professor of Education at the University of Technology, Sydney. Six books of his poetry and two books of his short stories have been published.

Diana Bell Brooks
was born in New Zealand. She grew up in Sydney and later settled in Orange, NSW. She has been a teacher of creative writing, the judge of the Banjo Paterson Poetry Awards for ten years, a Café Poet, a published Ginninderra Press poet, and currently belongs to the Round Table Poets.

Lorna Thrift Brooks enjoys the presence of so many feathered and furred friends who live and breed within the confines of her garden. The largest is a mother kangaroo and her tiny joey. There are also wrens, finches, parrots of all types and occasionally a lone ibis picking grubs. There are wombats who wander past, and an echidna, a wonderful surprise.

Melissa Bruce
’s debut novel, Picnic at Mount Disappointment, won the 2017 Woollahra Digital Literary Award for Fiction. Melissa has published poetry, short stories and essays. She has also written and directed drama (STC, STCSA), taught writing (UTS, Sydney University, CCE, NSW Writers’ Centre) and established MB Performance Consulting in 1997. www.melissabruce.com

Jacqueline Buswell
has worked as a journalist, teacher of English as a second language, librarian, and Spanish–English translator and interpreter. She completed a Masters of Arts in Creative Writing at the University of Sydney in 2011. Ginninderra Press published her first book of poems, Song of a Journeywoman, in 2013.

Ashley Capes is a poet, novelist and teacher living in Australia. He teaches English, Media and Music Production, has played in a metal band, worked in an art gallery and slaved away at music retail. Aside from reading and writing, Ashley loves volleyball and Studio Ghibli films.

John Carey
is an ex-teacher of French and Latin and a former actor. The latest of his five poetry collections is Duck Soup & Swansongs (Ginninderra Press, 2018).

Jane Carmody
has a book of short stories published by Ginninderra Press. Other incarnations have been as a bookkeeper, factory worker, leadlight maker/seller, artist, integration aide, and mum to her precious children Rose and Matthew. Jack the pup is her confidant in her blog Jack and Life.

Sue Cartledge
is an emerging poet. Her verse novel Newtown Voices was published by Ginninderra Press in May 2017. Formerly a Tasmanian, she has lived in Sydney since 1996. References to Tasmanian experiences occasionally creep into her writing. Retired from journalism, Sue writes poetry and fiction and blogs about her writing.

Helene Castles
’ collection Strings of Life was published by Ginninderra Press. One of her poems was shortlisted in the Joseph Furphy Commemorative Literary Competition.She was the winner of the Friends of the Shepparton Library Short Story Competition. She is a member of the Goulburn Valley Writers’ Group and for 23 years has been on the editorial committee of tamba magazine.

Martin Christmas
has an MA in Australian Cultural Studies; has been published in Australian print anthologies, including Friendly Street Poets (SA) and Tamba (NSW), and overseas online journals including Red River Review (USA) and StepAway Magazine (UK); and runs poetry presentation workshops. His poetry collections Immediate Reflections and The Deeper Inner are published by Ginninderra Press.

Jennifer Chrystie
has poems in The Best Australian Poems 2012, Quadrant, Cordite, Shot Glass Journal (US) and The Weekend Australian among others. Her two collections, Polishing the Silver (2006), commended in the FAW Anne Elder Award, and Weight of Snow (2013) were published by Ginninderra Press.

Margaret Clark
has always had a passion for words. Now in retirement she has found the time to indulge this love. She runs a writing group in Salisbury and is a member of Friendly Street Poets. Margaret has published one book of poetry and a second is in the pipeline.

Paul Cliff
is a Canberra-based poet, playwright and short story writer. His Picaro Poets chapbook, Greenhouse: the Penguins Revolt was published by Ginninderra Press in 2015. His latest collection, A Constellation of Abnormalities, was published by Puncher & Wattmann in 2017.

Ray Clift
was a South Australian Police member for some years. He is a Ginninderra Press author, having published 17 novellas and  some poetry .He lives in the northern suburbs of Adelaide with his wife Ann and several grandchildren. He walks each day and at times indulges in automatic writing.

Margaret Collett
has had a number of poems published in literary magazines and newspapers. Ginninderra Press published her verse novella Finding the Place and a chapbook Sudden. She lives in country New South Wales.

Anne Collins
has had poetry collections published by Walleah Press: The Language of Water; Seasoned with Honey; and The Season of Chance. My Friends This Landscape, prose and poetry, was published by Ginninderra Press. Other work has been published in literary journals, newspapers and anthologies. Anne lives in Hobart.

Sue Cook
is an Adelaide poet. Her first collection is In Focus (Ginninderra Press, 2016). Her work has appeared recently in the 60tth anniversary edition of Tamba, Poetry Matters, The Mozzie and InDaily online. Other poems have been published in Friendly Street Poets’ anthologies, including Readers 41 and 42.

Thérèse Corfiatis
lives in Ulverstone, on Tasmania's beautiful north-west coast. She is inspired by the magnificent landscape of her island home. Her lifelong challenge has been in supporting her oldest son with autism, and her younger son in understanding the difference in their family. Her poems speak to social justice, the vulnerable and the holy, and possess undercurrents of spirituality.

Carolyn Cordon
is a keen writer, poet, blogger and observer of nature. In nature, our most basic selves come to the fore, when being 'civilised and tame' slide away, and our own wild state can emerge for further consideration. These wild states capture her attention, and inspire her writing.

William Cotter
has had a number of poetry collections published by Ginninderra Press, as well as a short play, a collection of short stories and, recently, a novel. He has won the International Library of Poetry competition, the Maryborough Golden Wattle poetry competition and the Melbourne Shakespeare Society sonnet competition.

PS Cottier
’s poetry has appeared in Australia, Canada, India, Japan (forthcoming), the United Kingdom and the United States. Two chapbooks are currently available from Ginninderra Press; Quick Bright Things: Poems of Fantasy and Myth and Paths into Inner Canberra. A new poem appears most Tuesdays at pscottier.com.

Ian Coulls
has published two chapbooks of poetry and two books of short stories, with another book of poetry and one of short stories to be published during the coming year. He has been published regularly in The Australia Times and in anthologies by Friendly Street Poets, Kensington Norwood Writers' Group and the Tea Tree Gully Poetry Festival.

Janette Dadd has two book published by Ginninderra Press, Eve’s Tears in 2000 and Early Frosts in 2013, and has also been published in Rochford Street Review, Verity La, Husk and AP Members Anthology. Presently studying Bachelor of Fine Arts online through Curtin University, she aims to combine her poetic voice within her art practice.

Judy Dally
has published six collections of poetry and has co-edited two editions of the Friendly Street Poetry Reader. She has been a member of Friendly Street Poets since 1988 and is currently a member of the Tutti Ensemble Choir, where she sings and works with people with a disability.

Kevin Densley
lives in Gherang, Victoria. His poetry has appeared in Australian, English and American publications. Densley's latest poetry collection, his third, Orpheus in the Undershirt, was published by Ginninderra Press in early 2018.

Joe Dolce
is a composer and poet. He is the writer/performer of the most successful Australian song in history. He won the 2017 University of Canberra Health Poetry Prize and the 25th Launceston Poetry Cup. His poems have appeared in Best Australian Poems 2015 and 2014. His poetry, essays and short stories have been published in Meanjin, Monthly, Canberra Times, Quadrant and Antipodes (US).

Andrew Drake
is a multi-award winning published poet and spoken word artist. He is the current South Australian poetry slam champion and has performed in such venues as the Sydney Opera House.

Melanie Duncan
lives in Brisbane. She previously lived in Canberra. She has a passion for nature and the environment and can identify with this through the process of creation. She enjoys writing and has recently come back to it after some years.

Sam Duncan
is a new dad. He’s now juggling fatherhood with life as an academic at Holmesglen Institute, where he lectures in Sports Media and Sport Business. He writes for the Age, New Daily and the AFL Record. On weekends you’ll find him with family, friends or at the footy.

Suzanne Edgar is a South Australian living in Canberra who switched from short stories to poetry. The Painted Lady (2006; 2007) and The Love Procession (2012) were published by Ginninderra Press, Still Life by Picaro Press (2012). She was a contributor to Best Australian Poems 2004, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2015. An evaluation of her work by John Beston appeared in Antipodes, Volume 28, No. 2.

John Egan
is a Sydney poet who also lives on the south coast of NSW. Ginninderra Press has published four full collections and several chapbooks. His latest book is The Tower. John is a retired high school and university teacher of English. He is a poet of memory and the sea.

Brenda Eldridge
was born in 1949, an English country child who has embraced life as migrant, mother of a dynasty, public servant, student, friend, lover, editor, published poet and essayist.

Russell Erwin
is a farmer on the Southern Tablelands of NSW. He has published five collections; was shortlisted for the ACT Writer’s Award 1917 and won the Dorothy Porter Poetry Prize 2016

Antony Fawcus lives on a small farm behind Port Elliot, on the south coast of South Australia. He is widely travelled and has at various times been an aviator, a teacher and a tourism operator. He currently has three volumes of poetry published by Ginninderra Press, the latest being Gallimaufry.

Michelle Fermanis-Winward
, after a career in visual Arts and teaching disabled teenagers, now writes on the edge of bushland in the Upper Blue Mountains, NSW. Her poetry collections, Threading Raindrops, To the Dam (Pocket Poets), The Sail Weaver (Pocket Poets) and The Eucalypt Distillery, are published by Ginninderra Press.

Amelia Fielden
is a professional translator of Japanese literature and a keen writer of the short-form poetry called tanka, which originated in Japan over 1,300 years ago. In English, tanka is composed in five lines, in a short/long/short/long/long line rhythm pattern, totalling approximately 21+/- syllables.

Barbara Fisher
has worked as an illustrator, copywriter, art teacher and antiquarian bookseller. She has published four books of poetry, most recently Rescued from Time (2016). She is represented in numerous anthologies, including Les Murray's Quadrant Book of Poetry (2012) and Women's Work (2013). She lives in Sydney.

Susan Fitzgerald
had her first poem published in her high school newsletter in year 11. Five of her poems were read over the radio in the 1980s during Women's Week. In 2009 she began to focus on short stories and has had numerous published. She continues to enjoy writing poetry.

Tracey Anne Forbes
has had numerous stories and poems published in Australian literary magazines and anthologies, including Award Winning Australian Writing 2012 and One Book Many Brisbanes 6. A collection of her stories, Crushed Sugar, and a verse novel, Saving Ginia, have been published by Ginninderra Press. She has written five traditional novels. Find out more at http://tracey-anneforbes.webs.com

Peter Frankis
is an Australian-based writer, living in the industrial town of Port Kembla south of Sydney. He has returned to writing after a hiatus of a few years and his recent poems have appeared in online journals Plumwood Mountain and Vita Brevis.

Danny Gardner is a poet, novelist and freelance editor and journalist. He lives in Sydney. He has been curating poetry and music events as convenor of Live Poets at Don Bank, North Sydney, since 2003. His last book for Ginninderra was Brains in My Feet – Encounters While Travelling (2014).

Jen Gibson
, an Australian by birth, has travelled extensively in Europe and Asia - particularly India. She has lived in all states of Australia and prepared oral histories, genealogies, and life stories for indigenous communities. Since moving to Tasmania, Jen pursues her lifelong interests in poetry, the novel, memoir and personal essay.  

Kevin Gillam
is a West Australian poet, cellist and music educator. He has had four volumes of poetry published, including the most recent, the moon’s reminder, by Ginninderra Press. He works as Director of Music at Christ Church Grammar School in Perth.

Jill Gloyne
's first collection of poetry was published by Wakefield Press through Friendly Street Poets. She has won numerous awards for her poems and her last collection, Brushstrokes, was launched by Ginninderra Press in 2017. Her verse novel, Out of the Ashes, is due to be published next year, also by Ginninderra Press.

Elizabeth Goodsir
writes poetry and tales of family and handed-down treasure. Words are inspired by the stillness and silence of Tasmania’s landscape, and the rich mix of intimacy and solitude within human relationships. They are spoken with love and gratitude for having reached the wonder of life’s twilight time.

Jill Gower
lives in the Adelaide Hills and has written four books of poetry, the most recent being Winkle Pickers and Brothel Creepers, launched in April 2018. She convenes Hills Poets and has edited two books of poetry from this group.

ML Grace
writes poetry and exhibits as a found-object sculptor. Born in New Zealand but now an Aussie, she has lived on the edge of the Pacific Ocean for umpteen years. She has been published in Yellow Moon, Eucalypt, Sea Heritage, Modern English Tanka and Ash Moon Anthology. Her love of sailing, a main pursuit for thirty years, is reflected in much of her work.

Geoff Graetz
began writing poetry and short stories in 2009 after attending a writing course. His book of poems, Magical Sputnik, was published in 2014. His poems have been published in the journals Positive Words, Write Angle and tamba. He won first prize in Gawler Library Short Story competition, 2017.

Fran Graham
lives in Mandurah, Western Australia, and has published in journals and anthologies such as Westerly, Poetry d'Amour and Best Australian Poems 2012. She recently completed a Master of Applied Linguistics from Monash and is working on a second collection. Her first, On a Hook Behind the Door, was published by Ginninderra Press in 2011.

Barbara Gurney
lives in Perth, Western Australia. She writes across several genres including fiction for adults and children and free verse poetry. Barbara enjoys creating memorable characters and exposing life experiences – often of the ordinary person. The unconscious creative voices haven't finished with her yet! www.barbaragurney.webs.com

Chris Hall, originally from the UK, moved to Australia in 2000 and worked for Education in Queensland. He settled in Tasmania, where he was inspired to continue poetry on many themes. He currently has two chapbooks with GP and is working on another, while actively contributing to workshops.

Hazel Hall
is a Canberra poet and musicologist. She has published in a wide range of local and overseas journals and anthologies. She edited the climate change anthology Flood Fire and Drought (2015) with three others. Hazel’s recent collections are Eggshell Sky (2017) and Moonlight Over the Siding (forthcoming). 

Cary Hamlyn
is an Adelaide poet, counsellor and social worker. She is the author of two collections of poetry – Scraping the Night (Picaro Poets, Ginninderra Press, 2016) and Ultrasound in B-Flat (Garron Publishing, 2017). Her poems have been published widely and she is the winner of several awards, including the 2016 Friendly Street Satura Prize.

Dorothy Hansen
, after a life as a research librarian, teacher, and then with her husband together writing history and biography, at last has time for personal reflection and writing. Her three children, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild provide her with lots of material and are a constant delight.

Peter Hansen
spent 40 years of his adult life managing sheep stations in far west NSW. He then spent three years in the UK, mostly on Welsh farms, which was a revelation. For his sins, he now works in aged home care. He has had two volumes of poetry published.

Jeff A. Harbrow
is a writer from the New South Wales south coast. His work has been published in Haiku Journal, and his chapbook Surrounded was released through Ginninderra Press in 2017.

David Harris
is a retired engineer, born in Perth and now living in the Adelaide Hills His first poem was in a school magazine. He has written occasional poems and song lyrics over the years, recently taking up poetry more seriously. He was a Friendly Street mentored poet in 2011. In a Subjunctive Mood was published by Ginninderra Press in 2017.

Graeme Hetherington
is a Tasmanian poet who left academia to live in Europe for the benefit of his writing. He has since returned to the island and will shortly publish his seventh collection, An Inherited Epic of Gilgamesh, with Ginninderra Press. His eighth book, Femme Fatale, is in the making.

Helga Jermy was born in the UK and now lives on Tasmania’s north-west coast. Her poems have appeared in various literary journals and anthologies and have been shortlisted/longlisted in major poetry awards. Her book Firebird Baltic Blue is published by Ginninderra Press.

Angela Johnson
, finding poetry as a craft at the age of seventy, was lucky to be accepted for publication by Ginninderra Press. ‘Winter’ is one of her favourite poems.

Annette Jolly
worked in the Public Service for thirty-five years. She is a collector of books, people, cats, tins and recipes. She has been published in Mindfields: poems for mental health, Collecting Writers and First Refuge, all published by Ginninderra Press.

Adèle Ogiér Jones
is Melbourne-based, working internationally. She regularly presents poems at Irish literary festivals, was recently awarded at Melbourne’s My Brother Jack’festival, and has three poetry collections with Ginninderra Press: Afghanistan waiting for the bus; From the edge of the Pacific; Beyond the Blackbird Field, plus her first novel.

Gabrielle Journey Jones
is a full-time spoken word poet and percussionist born on Gadigal country, Sydney. She is from Maori and African American bloodlines and lives in Thirroul, NSW, with her family. Gabrielle is whole-heartedly inspired by and contributes to diverse creative communities which celebrate inclusion, activism and compassion.

Mary Jones
writes short stories, plays and poems. Her work has appeared in magazines and anthologies in Europe and Australia. It has also been performed on stage and radio, and set to music. She has had three poetry collections published and is working on a fourth. Her website is www.maryjonesthewriter.com

Colleen Keating, a Sydney-based poet, has two books published with Ginninderra Press. A Call to Listen was shortlisted in the SWW Book Awards 2015. Fire on Water won a Silver Nautilus Award 2018 and she recently completed Hildegard of Bingen: A Poetic Journey. She has co-edited the last two anthologies of the NSW Women Writers’ Network. Her poetry is regularly published in Australian journals.

Dianne Kennedy
, after a gypsy lifestyle, eventually returned to Tasmania with her sons. University studies rekindled her love of literature. She worked as an adult educator; teaching and writing became her passion. Her stories and poetry have appeared in anthologies. Tea Leaves of the Soul (Ginninderra Press) was published in 2016.

Sharon Kernot
’s work has appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies, including Island, Mascara Literary Journal, Southerly, Best Australian Poems, and Australian Love Stories. Her latest novel, The Art of Taxidermy, was shortlisted in the 2017 Text Prize and was published by Text in July 2018.

Myra King
's poetry has been published in the UK, Australia and the US. She is a Pushcart nominee and has had firsts in the Global Poetry Competition UK, and Ballarat's Pure Poetry Masterclass. Recently she was awarded second place and highly commended for two haiga kukai by the Australian Haiku Society.

Airlie Jane Kirkham
was born in Adelaide in 1965, and graduated from Adelaide University in Arts and Music. She taught Music and Japanese language until 1991, when she had a car accident which left her unable to speak or walk. ‘Locked-in’ for seven years, she relearnt to write in 1998, to communicate and write poetry. Airlie returned to university, graduating with Master of Music in 2011. She has continued to write poetry and published her biography in 2017.

Dominic Kirwan
is a writer of darkly humorous, acerbic poetry. His work pits notions of mental illness against the chaotic plight of the creative gutter dweller. Two collections of his poetry have been published by Ginninderra Press: Where Words Go When They Die and Put a Smile On That Face.

Jules Leigh Koch
was born in Sydney and raised in Adelaide. He is the author of five poetry collections and has been a recipient of two South Australian literature grants in 2008 and 2011. He is the recipient of many awards and was a regular guest reader at the Lee Marvin readings at the AEAF and was a guest reader at Adelaide Writers’ Festival in March 2017.

Adrian Lane has published two collections with Ginninderra Press: Southpaw and Face to Face. With a deep love for God’s creation, and a particular interest in orality, Adrian has worked as a naval social worker, trained ministers and taught Preaching and Pastoral Care. Currently he works for Bush Church Aid.

Anthony J. Langford
is a poet, writer, television editor and filmmaker. He is a Pushcart Prize Nominee and just won Best New Talent at Short and Sweet Theatre Festival in Sydney for writing and directing. His most recent book is the story collection Pseudo Stars (Ginninderra Press, 2017). www.anthonyjlangfordbooks.com

Rebecca Kylie Law
is a poet, essayist, reviewer and current PhD student at the UWS. Her work has been published widely both nationally and internationally. Her collections include Offset, The Arrow & the Lyre, Lilies and Stars, In My Days and In My Sleep and Earthly Darling Came.

Roland Leach
has three collections of poetry, the latest My Father’s Pigs published by Picaro Press. He is proprietor of Sunline Press, which has published twenty collections of poetry by Australian poets. His latest venture is Cuttlefish, a new magazine that will include art, poetry, flash fiction and short fiction. 

Jayne Linke
’s poetry has been published in Moonbeams in the Bitter Rain (Ginninderra Press) and in A Flower Between the Cracks (Affirm Press). Jayne has read at Friendly Street and the Hills Poets. She loves to seek out nature, to play with words and thoughts, weaving them into lyrical images.

Jacqueline Lonsdale Cuerton
was born amid the man-made storm of World War II. She doesn’t like noise, but she and her son would lose themselves in a wild storm’s awesomeness. Her feelings, thoughts were better expressed through the silence of her pen. With a few scribbles published, Ginninderra Press will release her life story in 2018.

Janey Mac moved to Sydney from north Queensland fifteen years ago, in the hope of replacing vista-ed breadth and height with existential depth. Working mainly as a sessional teacher in academic pathways programmes, IELTS and as an education coordinator on Nauru, Janey has found the door to that depth.

Mark Mahemoff
is an Australian poet born and based in Sydney. He has published four books of poetry, most recently Urban Gleanings (Ginninderra Press, 2017). He regularly reviews poetry and psychotherapy books and works full-time as a senior couple therapist and clinical supervisor. Mark's main poetic project is to zero in on overlooked things, people and places. To shine a light on the ordinary aspects of life and make them extraordinary.

John Malone
is a writer of short stories, flash fiction and poetry, both for adults and children. He has five educational titles to his credit, along with three volumes of verse, the latest by Ginninderra Press.

Kristin Martin
writes poetry and short fiction for adults and children. She is the author of Paint the Sky (Ginninderra Press, 2016) and her poems also appear in anthologies, magazines, websites and art exhibitions. Kristin’s children’s poetry can be found on her website, http://kristinmartin.net. She lives in South Australia.

Carolyn Masel
is a Melbourne poet. She is a lecturer at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, and is a shortlist judge for the ACU Prize for Poetry. She has also judged the W.B. Yeats Poetry Prize. Her poem sequence A Book of Hours was published by Picaro Press in 2017.

Robyn Mathison
, born in Narrandera, NSW, in 1938, has lived in Hobart since 1975. She has co-edited anthologies of Tasmanian writing with Megan Schaffner and Lyn Reeves. Ginninderra Press published her poetry collection To Be Eaten By Mice in 2009 and her Picaro Poets chapbook Still Bravely Singing in 2017.

Jean McArthur
grew up in rural South Australia. Her curiosity has led her to explore books, odd corners of the world and the natural environment. She likes people, food, weather and solitude, and can be contrary. Most of her work is from life experience.

Lyn McCredden
is Professor and Head of Group, Writing and Literature, at Deakin University. In 2018 she published a collection of poetry, Wanting Only, with Ginninderra Press. She writes critically on poetry, Australian fiction and the sacred. Her latest work is The Fiction of Tim Winton: Earthed and Sacred (Sydney UP, 2018).

Ian McFarlane
loves poetry, and has won awards for fiction and non-fiction, including three mainstream novels and a prize for book reviewing. He was contributing editor of Voice, a Ginninderra Press quarterly of comment and review, and lives near Bermagui, on the far south coast of NSW, with his wife, Mary.

Fiona McIlroy
has published collections with Ginninderra Press, and is included in many anthologies. Formerly residing in remote East Gippsland, Fiona convenes a Canberra café poetry group that produces collected poems each year. She organises Poetry in Motion, a train carriage of poets from Canberra to Sydney.

Betty McKenzie-Tubb
had the briefest nursing career in history before training as a teacher, then as a teacher of the deaf, which she remained until her retirement. At 70 she returned to university and gained her BA, having majored in English literature. Passions are poetry and friends but if she had to choose between the two, friends would win.

Gordon McPherson
arrived in South Australia in 1959, when he was seven. He grew up in Elizabeth and attended the local high school. He qualified in English and Italian in 1974 and has taught for 36 years in the public sector. Now happily retired, he browses on reading, writing and pottery.

Maureen Mendelowitz
emigrated from South Africa in 1997. She always wanted to write, but, until recently, had neither the time nor the mind space. Her first novel – The Rock – was published by Ginninderra Press in 2017. Her second novel – Alone Not Lonely – has been accepted for publication. She has also been awarded for her short stories.

Jacqui Merckenschlager
has won several poetry awards, including the 2016 Grenfell Festival statuette. She has been involved in environmental and social justice organisations for many years. Her writing strongly features her passion for these issues. Poetry, Jacqui believes, is like putting an ocean into a teacup.

Max Merckenschlager
is a three time national winner of Australian bush poetry events, the 2017 Banjo Paterson awardee and seven-time recipient of Grenfell’s Henry Lawson awards. Max’s freeform poetry is described as ‘lyrical’ and is usually conscience-driven.

Tim Metcalf
went bush in 1985 after graduating from the Melbourne Medical School. He has yet to return. Aside from his work as a GP in Bombala, NSW, he enjoys gardening and classical guitar.

Lisa Milner
has been working in academia and the non-commercial screen industry for all of her adult life. In between writing labour history and researching screen culture and its intersections with politics, she writes poetry occasionally.

Rose Helen Mitchell
has an MA in Creative Writing fro Adelaide University.  Her fiction writing pursuits are novels, short stories and poetry. Helen has had success with publication in UK magazines and competitions. Four books have been published in the Ginninderra Press Pocket series Polemics, Poetry, Places and People. Currently, Helen has a novel at the editing stage and one more embryonic historical novel.

Maureen Mitson
is an occasional poet who mainly writes prose but leads a poetry group at the Tea Tree Gully U3A. Her short stories have been read over radio and printed on CDs for the print handicapped, and she enjoys building credible fiction on careful research, as in her recently completed historical trilogy.

Anne Morgan
is a Tasmanian writer who lives sometimes in South Hobart and sometimes on Bruny Island. She writes fiction for children and poetry for adults. Her poetry collection, A Reckless Descent from Eternity, was published by Ginninderra Press in 2009. She has a PhD in Writing.

Pam Morris
is a member of Youngstreet Poets, Sydney, and has been published in Youngstreet Anthologies. Her collection of poems, In the Breathing Space, was published by Ginninderra Press in 2013. She contributes to the Café Poets and North Shore Poetry Project readings. Six of her poems were included in the NSPP Café Poets Anthology A Patch of Sun in 2016.

Ann Nadge has published six collections. The Barest Record and Corrugations are included in the Saison Poetry Library in London. Ann is poetry editor of The Guardian. She has edited two Ginninderra Press collections, That Which My Eyes See (about the Heysens), and First Refuge (a collection reflecting social justice issues).

Christopher Nailer
was born in New Zealand and spent his early childhood in England and Wales. He has worked as a teacher, a translator, in business and in research. He writes poetry to confront paradoxes. Two collections have been published by Ginninderra Press: Blundstones and a Brown Dog (2006) and Peel Street (2010). Christopher lives and works in Canberra.  

Jill Nevile
worked as a teacher and writer in England before coming to Australia in 2002. She found inspiration in her new environment. Her poems have appeared in anthologies, journals and newspapers. In 2010 Ginninderra Press published Jill's poetry collection A Scent of Pines.

Louise Nicholas
is a semi-retired teacher and long-term member of the Adelaide poetry community. She has published seven collections of poetry. The most recent, Meet My Mother, incorporates her own and her mother’s writing and was published by Ginninderra in April 2018.

jenni nixon
is a Sydney writer. She reads at diverse venues: from Sydney Town Hall and writers festivals to pubs and bookshops including resistance. She has had several collections published: swimming underground (Ginninderra Press, 2015), agenda! (Picaro Press, 2009) and café boogie (Interactive Press, 2004) and has been anthologised widely: spineless wonders, first refuge, writing to the wire, not very quiet.

Jan Norman
, born and brought up in Sydney, was trained as a primary school teacher and taught in England and in Canberra. Her love of poetry and history of writing spilled over into her teaching. Retired since 1995, she still enjoys the pleasure of writing poetry for herself and others.

Jack Oats (aka Baker) has published conservation biology, poetry and short stories. His first collection of poetry, Soaring, was published by Ginninderra Press in 2017. He was a featured poet in the Sydney Writers Festival Rocket Readings in 2018.

Cassandra J. O’Loughlin
is a Conjoint Fellow with the School of Humanities and Social Science at Newcastle University. Her thesis focuses on Ecocritical Theory and Ecopoetics. She has had articles published in international academic journals and poems published in journals and anthologies. Ginninderra Press published a volume of her poems.

Jane O’Sullivan
lives in rural New South Wales, where she enjoys the complementary pursuits of painting and writing. She has a PhD in Literature, and an ongoing interest in animals both domesticated and wild. In 2017 Ginninderra Press published her poetry collection Mondo Cane – Street Dogs of Italy.

Moya Pacey's second collection Black Tulips was published by Recent Work Press Canberra in 2017. Her first, The Wardrobe (Ginninderra Press) was runner-up for the ACT Writers’ Centre Poetry Award in 2010. In 2015, she published One Last Border: Poetry for Refugees (Ginninderra Press) with Hazel Hall and Sandra Renew. She is co-editor with Sandra Renew and Tikka Wilson of the online poetry journal https://not-very-quiet.com/

Geoff Page
is based in Canberra. He has published 23 collections of poetry as well as two novels, five verse novels and several other works. Among his awards is the ACU Poetry Prize for 2017. His latest books include The Best Australian Poems 2014 and 2015 (as editor), Plevna: A Verse Biography of Sir Charles Ryan (UWAP 2016) and Hard Horizons (Pitt Street Poetry 2017).

Christopher Palmer
’s poetry has been published in Australian Poetry Journal, Bosphorus Review of Books, Brasilia Review, Shot Glass Journal, Meanjin, Quadrant and the Weekend Australian, among others. His first collection, Afterlives, was published in 2016, and was highly commended in the ACT Writing and Publishing Awards. He lives in Canberra.

Mary Pomfret
is a writer and poet who lives and works in central Victoria. Mary has a special interest in women's writing. Her stories and poems have been published widely, both nationally and internationally. In 2016, La Trobe University awarded Mary a doctorate in English Literature for her creative work.

Martin Jon Porter
is a teacher who lives in Melbourne. His most recent poetry has appeared in Unusual Work, Wanderlust Journal and Exposition Review’s Flash 405. His debut chapbook, Traits, was published in 2016 by Ginninderra Press as part of its Picaro Poets series.

Philip Radmall emigrated to Australia from England in 1991. His poems have been published widely in both Australia.and the UK. His new collection of poems, Earthwork, was published by Ginninderra Press in September 2017. As well as being an active poet, Philip teaches English language at Macquarie University in Sydney.

Shelda Rathmann
has taught in various schools in South Australia, as well as Zimbabwe, South Africa and the UK. She currently works at St Dominic's Priory College in North Adelaide, where she has started a Creative Writing Club, and the girls are producing a zine for the patients at Calvary Hospital.

Sandra Renew
writes poetry as protest and dissent. She writes as social and political critique, not to preach to the converted or to change the minds of the establishment, but to witness, document and keep the issues alive in the discourse as an antidote to complacent amnesia.

Kathryn Riding
is a poet and the author of three books: Under My Skin (Flamingo), Yoga for Body Mind Breath Baby (ABC Books) and A Woman Walks Alone (Ginninderra Press). She lives in Brunswick Heads, where she teaches yoga and voice in her studio. www.kathryn-riding.com.au

Adrian Rogers
is a retired music teacher, now concentrating on writing prose in various genes and poetry. He has contributed to numerous online and print journals, and has four poetry collections published by Ginninderra Press: The Sun Behind the Sun, Between Two Hemispheres, The Prisoner’s Messenger and The Medicine Wheel.

Brenda Saunders is a Sydney writer of Wiradjuri and British descent. She has written three collections of poetry and her work has appears in major anthologies and journals, including Australian Poetry Journal, Quadrant, Overland, Southerly and Best Australian Poems 2013 and 2015 (Black Inc). Brenda’s next collection is concerned with changes to the unique Australian environment since colonisation.

Ros Schulz
is a former teacher in high schools, and in London for a year. After four children, she entered TAFE where she taught Communications and wrote the resource books. Her first collection of poems Weight of Evidence (2010), was followed by two chapbooks, It Wasn’t Me and Living on Promise, in 2014. Ros has a keen interest in people, particularly in children, and in mental health. She was a winner in 2010 and 2011 of the Open Your Mind poetry competition. She has just completed co-editing the SA Friendly Street Anthology 42.

Alice Shore
is concerned by the way our society treats animals so unkindly. Her poetry is always about a current animal issue. Animal issues are social issues. People think that Monarto Zoo is a great place but, although it’s much better than a conventional zoo, I am not so sure – hence the poem in this book.

Ann Simic
worked as an academic in Canberra while bringing up her family. She now lives with her husband near the bush on the Mornington Peninsula. Her poetry appears in several anthologies. She recently published a collection, Summer Snow (Ginninderra Press, Picaro Poets, 2017). She is currently compiling another collection.

Jennifer Sinclair
’s Heavenly Seduction is her first published poetry collection. Her poetry is inspired by her travels through Grail country in the South of France combined with a fascination for sacred geometry and the science of bliss. Jennifer enjoys collaborative writing and undertakes work as a ghost writer.

Maggie Slattery
is a Professional Writing graduate of Adelaide College of the Arts (2016) and has received awards from the Fellowship of Australian Writers (Vic) and the Rhonda Jankovic Society. Her first collection of poetry, A Gathering Sense of Light, was published by Ginninderra Press in May 2017.

Libby Sommer
is the award-winning author of My Year With Sammy, The Crystal Ballroom and The Usual Story. More than 40 of Libby’s short stories and poems have appeared in prestigious literary journals including Quadrant and Overland. Based in Sydney, she blogs about The Writing Life at www.libbysommer.wordpress.com

Catharine Steinberg
has a happy childhood memory of learning to read and write with my mother. Since then she has developed a lifelong passion for reading. More recently she has discovered an intense desire to write poetry. It’s as if she were learning to write again, but this time from a place deep inside.

Robert M. Steley
is a Queensland-bom computer programmer who lived in Sydney and retired to the Central Coast in 2000. He started writing 2002 and joined Central Coast Poets 2004, twice winning the Poet of the Year award. he has won numerous FAW awards and been published in Five Bells, Micropress Oz, Positive Words, Writers Voice, Blue Dog, Prismatic and Quadrant. His own collection From Coal Mines to Computers was published by Ginninderra Press in 2010.

Russ Talbot discovered the pleasure of writing after suffering an ABI as the result of a brain tumour. He believes poetry is for everyone, not just other poets, as it enriches people's lives. He has never received a better compliment than ‘I don't like poetry, but I like yours.’

David Taylor
lives in Henley Beach. He is a painter, writer and traveller. His articles appear in Write Art, Sensa and Kalori. His first poetry chapbook was published by Ginninderra Press in 2017.

Edna Taylor
was born in England and came to Australia in 1962. She has always enjoyed writing and has published three books of short stories plus The History And Development of St Kilda. Edna is a JP and has many interests, including art, playing the ukulele and projects which involve the local community.

Gillian Telford
is a NSW poet with two published collections, Moments of Perfect Poise (Ginninderra Press, 2008) and An Indrawn Breath (Picaro Press, 2015). Her work is widely published in print and online journals and anthologies. Recent credits include Grieve, 2016/7; Ear to Earth, Henry Kendall Award Anthology, 2017; Not Very Quiet, 2018; The Ghazal Page 2017/8.

Julie Thorndyke
’s two collections of tanka poetry, Rick Rack and Carving Granite, were published by Ginninderra Press. Editor of Eucalypt: a tanka journal since 2017, she also writes fiction and other poetry forms. Waiting for the Night, Julie’s picture book illustrated by Anna Seed, is available from Interactive Press. https://jthorndyke.wordpress.com/

is a retired secondary school teacher. He has focused seriously on writing poetry in the last decade. Ginninderra Press has published his one book of poetry, Watching from the Shadows. Greg has also had success in writing ten-minute plays and has self-published a novel.

Zenda Vecchio is an award-winning writer living in the Adelaide Hills. Words, the pictures they make in her mind, are her obsession. She has been published in several genres – poetry, short stories, adolescent and adult fiction. She considers her novel, The Swan's Egg, her major work. 

Valerie Volk
, an Adelaide author, has published eight books, including poetry collections such as the prize-winning In Due Season, verse novels like Passion Play, prose fiction such as Bystanders, and hundreds of poems and short stories in journals and anthologies. She has been a happy member of the ‘Ginninderra Press family’ since 2010.

Rob Walker has six poetry collections, including tropeland (Five Islands, 2015) and Original Clichés (Ginninderra Press, 2016), with hundreds of poems in journals in UK, US and Australia. His short fiction, memoir and essays have appeared in various publications in the US and Australia and on ABC Radio. www.robwalkerpoet.com

John Watson
has won several major poetry prizes. He has published more than forty books in Australia. Many are chapbooks, small enough to hold in one hand without relinquishing the screen in the other – surely a recommendation. He lives in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.

Linda Wells
lives between Melbourne and Central Australia. She is the author of two books – Still a Town Like Alice, which she was commissioned to write by the Alice Springs Town Council, and Kultitja, published by Ginninderra Press in 2016. In 2017 she won the Lane Cove Literary Award for memoir.

Irene Wilkie
is the author of two poetry collections published by Ginninderra Press, Love and Galactic Spiders (2005) and Extravagance (2013, highly commended in the ACT Writing and Publishing Awards 2014). Her publishing credits include Award Winning Australian Writing, Australian Poetry Journal, fourW twenty-five, New Writing, Going Down Swinging and Divan.

Gail Willems
is a retired nurse who lives in Western Australia, swims, beach walks, does yoga, likes good shiraz and bubbles. Her poetry has been published in Australia, United Kingdom, Belgium and New Zealand, in journals, magazines, anthologies, and on 5UVWriters Radio. Her haiku have been translated and published in Chinese. Her first collection, Blood Ties and Crack Fed Dreams, was published by Ginninderra Press in 2013.

Rodney Williams
’s poetry has appeared in Blue Dog, Mascara, Overland and Southerly (Australia), Antipodes (USA) and Poetry NZ. Alongside work included in First Refuge: poems on social justice, he has two books available through Ginninderra Press: A bird-loving man: haiku and tanka and In that dusty rearview mirror: 55 poems.

Paul Williamson
is a poet with a background in Earth Sciences. He has published poems on a broad range of topics in magazines and e-zines in Australia, the US, Canada and the UK– including in Quadrant, Cordite and Short and Twisted. His collections are The DNA Bookshelf, Moments from Red Hill, To the Spice Islands and Edge of Southern Bright (Ginninderra Press, 2017). www.paulwilliamson.net

Rosemary Winderlich
is a great-grandma, a traveller, reader, lover of nature, student of life. She is grateful to God for her wonderful experiences that overflow in verse. Children’s minds interest her greatly, and she also writes about the cancer of inhumanity that is spreading in our beautiful land. 

Jean Winter
has been interested in creative writing and art all her life. Her creative work revolves around her mental illness, giving her art an authenticity. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Visual Art and Design at Adelaide College of the Arts and is writing her second novel, The Halfway House.

Adriana Wood
’s home in on the Central Coast of NSW, although she has lived in NZ and London. She has a BA from GU. Her poetry book, Sleeping on Trains, was published by Ginninderra Press. A mystery novel, A Haunted Summer, is available from Amazon.

Jena Woodhouse
's latest book is a short story collection, Dreams of Flight (Ginninderra Press, 2014). Her forthcoming publication is a chapbook of Tamborine Mountain poems, Green Dance (Calanthe Collective, 2018). In September 2017 she was writing at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ireland. She has had seven books published, in various genres.

J. Richard Wrigley
is a British poet who, after thirteen years in New Zealand, moved to Melbourne twenty-five years ago and now writes on that city’s burgeoning outer northern edge. His poetry has appeared in several Australasian publications including The Weekend Australian. His first collection of poetry was published in 2017 by Ginninderra Press.

Maurits Zwankhuizen is a Canberra author who has written two novels, three novellas, many short stories and poems, and a streetzine. His articles have appeared in Australian Geographic, New Matilda, Huffington Post and the Sherlock Holmes Society Journal. Maurits has several projects in progress, including a third novel.