take seven poets, a kitchen table
and a famous artist
what do you get?
The Kitchen Table Poets, seven Shoalhaven women who meet monthly to share their love of poetry and read their latest works around a kitchen table, have published a new book – Tangents. Containing a collection of diverse poetry, the book is a visual delight. The cover of the book features an illustration especially drawn by renowned Australian artist Robert Dickerson and the book was designed and produced by Colleen Duncan of Holly Hill Graphics.
Tangents will be launched by well-known poet, Chris Mansell on Saturday, April 4, 2 –3.30pm
at the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, Berry Street, Nowra, with short readings from all the poets –
To buy Tangents. $22 including postage within Australia, email kitchentablepoets[at]artsrush.com.au
Chere Le Page is actively involved in the Shoalhaven arts community. With years of experience as an editor and a Master of Arts, she enjoys writing poetry and short stories, painting, drawing, photography and creating sculptures with her husband Ric. She has had many exhibitions and has received awards for painting, sculpture and writing.
Jennifer Dickerson is the wife of artist Robert Dickerson and wrote for newspapers, radio and television professionally for more than 25 years. She has been writing poetry seriously for the past 20 years amd has published two books Against the Tide, biography of her husband and Chiaroscuro a volume of poetry.
Elaine Chin is a member of the Shoalhaven Branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers. She has been writing poetry for about 20 years and has received poetry prizes and commendations in Regional FAW competitions. Her poems have appeared in anthologies by the FAW Shoalhaven including Wild Birds Rising, Midday The River, Does a Lyrebird Fly? and All This Life.
Alison Thompson lives with her family on the south coast of NSW. Her poems have appeared in several journals including Blue Dog, Yellow Moon and Poetrix. A chapbook of her poems entitled Slow Skipping was published by PressPress in late 2008.
Lyn Kluewer is a teacher who works with special needs students and is currently teaching in Sydney, though family and friends are still in the Shoalhaven. She enjoys grandchildren, travelling, reading, writing, painting, beaches and the bush. An emerging poet, Lyn is looking forward to spending more time on creative pursuits.
Irene Wilkie has been published in many journals and anthologies including Blue Dog, Poetrix, Five Bells, Going Down Swinging, Idiom 23, fourWeighteen, the Wollongong City Gallery’s book on the art of Joan Meats. Her work is forthcoming in the John Shaw Neilsen anthology and Divan. Her first book Love and Galactic Spiders was published by Ginninderra Press in 2005.
Colleen Duncan has been writing all her life with poems and stories published in magazines and newspapers. She runs a graphic design and editorial business near Nowra on the south coast of NSW and is a writer and editor for magazines and corporate clients, including South Coast Style. She publishes the ArtsRush online arts magazine and is regularly featured at poetry readings and festivals on the coast.
Chere le Page: Beatrice