|© Stylus Poetry Journal, Est 2002|
|In Love with the Word: Poetry in Tasmania|
|Sweeping the Light Back into the Mirror|
|Wind over Water|
|The Tao of Water|
|Haiku and its related forms|
Leonie Bingham lives on a farm just outside of Nimbin. She lives a mainly self-sufficient lifestyle with her husband and daughter. Leonie is a member of 'Cloudcatchers', a group of haiku enthusiasts based on the north coast of New South Wales. Leonie has been writing haiku for two years and has enjoyed considerable success with the form. Nathalie Buckland is a hippy grandmother living in Nimbin. She grows vegetables, writes, sings, and plays in a woman's band.
Anne Collins lives in Hobart. Her poetry, fiction, essays and reviews appear in a range of literary journals (Australia, New Zealand, USA). The Season of Chance (Walleah Press) appeared in 2005 and her second collection is in a four-poet anthology Seasoned with Honey, (Walleah Press, 2008). She is currently working on a verse- novella and completing a body of poems and essays about Tasmania. She was the Australian Poetry Centre's café poet in residence at Chado in Hobart. 'Learning to Spell' was first published in The Age in 2009.
Adrienne Eberhard's third collection of poems, This Woman, is forthcoming from Black Pepper in 2010. Her poems are included in the UK anthology, Take Five; Modern Australian Sonnets; Motherlode, contemporary Australian women's poetry; and Black Inc's Best Australian Poems 2009. She is the poetry editor for Island.
Pete Hay is a poet, essayist and theorist of place, living in Tasmania. He is the author/editor of three books of poetry, most recently Silently On The Tide (2005). Other recent publications include Vandiemonian Essays (2004) and, with the acclaimed photographer, Matt Newton, The Forests (2008).
Leanne Jaeger is a poet and visual artist who lives in Hobart. Her poems have been published in Tasmanian and mainland journals.
Anne Hugo Kellas had her first poem accepted for a national magazine in her teens; from the 90s her poems appeared in Africa, Australia and the USA. After long silences and a career in youth studies, she's recently returned to full-time writing. She has two poetry collections: Poems from Mt Moono (The Hippogriff Press) and Isolated States (Cornford Press).
Karen Knight’s poetry has won many awards, including the Dorothy Hewett Flagship Fellowship from Varuna and the 2007 Arts ACT Award. Her work is published in literary journals and anthologies throughout the world. She has five poetry collections; her most recent is Postcards from the Asylum (Pardalote Press, 2008) http://www.pardalote.com.au . In 2007, Karen travelled to Scotland on a three-week International Writers' Exchange funded by Varuna and the UNESCO City of Literature, Edinburgh. With Scottish writer, Dilys Rose, she completed a poetry and illustrated book Twinset (Knucker Press, 2008).
Kristen Lang lives in Sheffield, Tasmania. Let me show you a ripple, a collection of poems and photographs, was published in 2008. Creative Redemption, based on her PhD thesis, was published in the same year. Kristen is an experienced workshop facilitator and welcomes contact: email@example.com
Anthony Lawrence’s latest collection, Bark, was published by University of Queensland Press in 2008.
Jo McInerney is a Victorian poet who has been writing haiku and tanka for about three years. Her work can be read online at Modern English Tanka, The Heron's Nest, Ambrosia, Stylus and Famous Reporter.
Sue Moss’ most recent collection is facepack (2009). Her work appears in collections and anthologies by Penguin Australia, Picador, University of New York Press, Pardalote Press and Sybylla Press. She delights in collaborations, working with artists Barbie Kjar, Patricia Brassington, Christl Berg, Peter Burke, Cath Barcan, and musicians Wendy Hartshorn and Jules Witek. Her first children’s picture book PreciousLittle, co-authored with Julie Hunt and illustrated by Gaye Chapman, will be published by Allen & Unwin in 2010.
Agnieszka Niemira's poems have been published widely in Australia and overseas. Her collection making the invisible transparent was released through Post Pressed in 2008.
Mark O’Flynn’s third collection of poems What Can Be Proven was published in 2007. His novel, Grassdogs, was published by Harper Collins in 2006. He lives in the Blue Mountains.
Louise Oxley's collections are Compound Eye (2003) and Buoyancy (2008), both published by Five Islands Press. Her work has appeared in journals in Australia, the US and New Zealand, and in several anthologies, including Best Australian volumes. She has won a number of national awards, among them the Melbourne Poets Union Prize and the Bruce Dawe Prize in both 2004 and 2007. She is Tasmanian editor for Blue Dog.
Lyn Reeves’ poetry and stories have been published in journals and anthologies throughout Australia and overseas, including Best Australian Poems 2005 (Black Inc). Lyn has read at writers’ festivals in Brisbane, Sydney, Darwin, Hobart and Launceston. Her awards include grants from Arts Tasmania and the Australia Council, a Varuna residential fellowship, and residencies at St. Helens and in Darwin. Lyn is an associate editor of Famous Reporter and managing director of Pardalote Press. She has four poetry collections and is one of four poets whose work features in the award-winning anthology, Seasoned with Honey.
Jane Williams' poems have been widely published since the early 1990s. She is the author of three collections of poetry and one of short stories. Awards for her poetry include the Anne Elder Award and the D.J O'Hearn Memorial Fellowship. Samples of her work can be found at http://janewilliams.wordpress.com/
Quendryth Young co-ordinates a group of haiku enthusiasts on the Far North Coast of NSW, Cloudcatchers. Quendryth’s haiku have been published in nine countries and four languages. Her book, The Whole Body Singing, is now available.