Category Archives: Lyn’s writing

Here I’ll be posting my own attempts at writing in this genre, and linking to pieces already published on the web.

Shambles

What a great name for a bookshop! The gala opening of the new shop is on Friday 13th May 6 -7pm, and yours truly will be reading from my new poetry collection, Designs on the Body. Tom and Sally have … Continue reading

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An Eye for Place – part one

Haiku and photography have a lot in common. They each capture a particular place at a particular moment in time. The photographer uses a camera lens, the writer a pen, to record an image that has impressed them deeply. Ian … Continue reading

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My Backyard

With the theme for the Watermark Literary Muster in mind I’d like to share a few poems from my own backyard. I’m fortunate to live on a largish block with a reserve next door and a beach on the other … Continue reading

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Frangipani

Here’s a poem written in a very special place where I stayed on a writer’s residency in NT. Getting away to write poetry is a fabulous luxury, but you can get lonely for home. I’m delighted that the poem appears … Continue reading

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Forest and Sea

During Tasmanian Living Writers Week in August 2006 I was invited to speak on the subject of Writing about Place. I’m posting the transcript of my talk here, with a few extra poems thrown in as illustrations of how Place … Continue reading

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Black Swans and Gymea Lilies

This  essay on haiku in Australia was first published in Five Bells: Australian Poetry, Summer 2006, and can now be found online at HaikuOz. It deals with the history of writing haiku in Australia and on the development of an … Continue reading

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Return of the Moonbirds

I was thrilled to have this essay published in Griffith Review #30: Annual Fiction Edition. It’s a story about place, the migration of the shearwaters, relationships and fragility. I hope you enjoy it. Return of the moonbirds: Migratory paths Lyn … Continue reading

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