A Voice on the Coast

The Sunshine Coast was grey and nippy-cool-windy, but the atmosphere was warm and welcoming for Voices on the Coast, organised by Immanuel Lutheran College and co-ordinated by the lovely (super-busy!) Kelly Dunham – with a willing support crew of volunteer adults and students … and family!   I was thrilled to be included in the line-up […]

Kat’s #PostItNotePoetry Collection

A little late, but better than never… This is a collage of my February #PostItNotePoetry collection. There are more than 28 – because some days I just wrote more, though I didn’t always share all of them via twitter. They’re not in any specific order – just randomly arranged to fit the windows of opportunity […]

Celebrating Australia – with Lorraine Marwood

Lorraine Marwood is one of Australia’s great poets. It is always a privilege to read her works, and enlightening to hear her insights. With the release of Lorraine’s new book, ‘Celebrating Australia – a year in poetry’, I asked Lorraine what brings a collection of poems together – looking at the challenge of variety in poems, […]

Post It Note Poetry – 1 & 2

January is traditionally my Month of Poetry. But this year my January was focused on edits (that’s a post that’s coming soon…) so that while I was reading, editing and writing poetry – I didn’t enjoy the creative play with new forms that has typified my January for the past 6 years. But with edits […]

I spy… The Bully!

I’m so excited to share the gorgeous cover for ‘Bully on the Bus’ with you! As if that’s not exciting enough… HOLDING that shiny-new book is even better! Who knew that an advance copy would hop into my letterbox this week? Not me!! Leroy’s story always clutches at my heart. Reading it as a book squeezes […]

Clockwork Holidays – a poem

Clockwork Holidays The clock has stopped. The bus has run. School bags lie in wait, lunchboxes packed, while uniforms hang about in dishevelment and kids run free! School bags lie in wait, lunchboxes packed and stacked away at the back of the cupboard. While uniforms hang about in dishevelment, waiting to be pressed into shape, […]


#BundyNYE New Year’s Eve and we wash down the river bank; colourful flotsam bobbing along at the water’s edge, laughter swirling and caution whispered on the cooled evening breeze. Floodlights shine on scarred remains of ravaging floods; concrete bones exposed in cavernous shadows of earth; bare slabs silent witness to what once was. Swept along […]


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