New poems in Memory Book: Portraits of Older Australians

A privilege to be a part of Memory Book: Portraits of Older Australians in Poetry and Watercolours, which ‘shares and celebrates the fascinating life stories of everyday Australians, including First Nations elders and migrants, and is based on one-on-one interviews with over forty participants’. The anthology is edited by Jessica L. Wilkinson and Cassandra Atherton, with Preface by Sarah Holland-Batt.

For this project I drank cuppas and chatted with two dear friends, Noel and Vallis, who live in Rockhampton, Central Queensland, then wrote the poems ‘NO-VA-MA-LE-A’ and ‘Just Between You and Me’. Thrilled these appear alongside poems by Carolyn Abbs, Ali Alizadeh, Cassandra Atherton, Lachlan Brown, Eileen Chong, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Aidan Coleman, Paul Hetherington, Siobhan Hodge, Jeanine Leane, Leni Shilton, Ben Walter, Nick Whittock and Jess Wilkinson.

You can order your copy of Memory Book here.

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