It gives us great pleasire to introduce our members, who prefer to create their written words for others enjoyment. They do not perform their work but have their poetic products available for sale. Please contact them for more information about their work.
Val is a very prolific Bush Poet and has published a number of books. Many of her poems have won accolades in major competitions across Australia. Many have also appeared in anthologies of contemporary rhyming verse. Her most recent publication, "Whistling Foxes" has received high acclaim. Val's highest achievement was winning Australia's 2008 major award for written "Bush Poetry", the " Bronze Swagman ". Contact Val on 9339 8349
Lesley lives in Perth and has featured on ABC Radio. In 2000 she self published her first book "A look on the light side" a collection of 57 delightful poems with topics which range from ABC radio programs through wildflowers, underwear with alarms, driving on the freeway and several about working at "Charlies" (Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital.)
Please note that Members listed on this page or recommended by our organisation are all performers of high standard and integrity, their poetry is generally suitable for all, however, please be aware that some Bush Poetry, including that of an earlier time, does contain some mild swearing, reference to bodily functions and political incorrectness. If such language may cause offence, please tell the poet so that suitable poems are performed.
Peg is a lady of mature years who lives in Albany and writes and performs her poetry in a friendly, personal style.
She describes her background as - "I grew up on an apple orchard near Mt. Barker, where we helped pick and pack the fruit, milked cows and soon learned if we didn't want to be landed with extra chores, we had to get as far away from the house as possible, in so doing, I got to know the bush with all its wildflowers and birds. At times we 'entertained' neighbours with 'concerts' performed on the veranda. Poetry, drawing, birds and bush flowers were my greatest loves but as time went by I became aware these things would not sustain me and I had to go out and get a job. As becoming a brain surgeon was out of the question, I picked apples, worked in hospitals, colleges, cafes, shops and guest houses, cooking, cleaning and being a general dogsbody." It is is from these life experiences that Peg creates her poems, mostly humorous with a rural setting. You can contact Peg - Phone 9841 2129