Category: Poets

Sarah Rice

sarah_rice_headshotSarah Rice is a Canberra-based art-theory lecturer, visual artist and writer. She has won numerous awards including the inaugural Ron Pretty poetry award, Bruce Dawe poetry prize, the Writing Ventures International Competition and the Gwen Harwood poetry prize.
And she has been short-listed and long-listed for many more, among them the CJ Dennis poetry award and the Canberra University Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Poetry.
Sarah’s limited-edition art-book of poetry Those Who Travel is held in the National Gallery of Australia and other private and public institutions.
Sarah’s publications include Best Australian Poetry 2012 and 2015, Long Glances: A Snapshot of new Australian Poetry 2013, The House is Not Quiet and the World is Not Calm: Poetry from Canberra and many poetry anthologies.
She is often invited to give poetry readings and runs workshops in conjunction with national art institutes. She also writes poetry in collaboration with visual artists such as photographers, ceramicists, print-makers, and glass-artists.

Harry Laing

Harry Laing

Harry LaingHarry Laing is a writer and comic performer. His most recent collection of poetry, Backbone, came out in 2010. He has written and performed 8 solo shows and his staged radio show Under Braidwood was a local success last year. Harry’s collection of poems for 8-12 yr olds, Shoctopus, is due out shortly. Together with his wife Nicola Bowery he runs PoetryAlive weekends at Geebung, their property near Braidwood.

Susan Mackenzie

Sue MackenzieSusan Mackenzie,Dip.A.Ed (VA); M.App Sci (Social Ecology); PhD (Social Ecology), has diverse skills and a range of careers behind her, including Art teacher, Education Dept consultant, time in the Public Service and a wide range of experience conducting community workshops, facilitations and courses. Sue was organiser and convenor of an international NGO conference. Through it all she has continued to write poetry and maintained a love of poetry and stories, only recently putting work out for publication, the latest being in the Tanka anthology Ragged Edges. Sue presently runs a U3A course called ‘What’s in a Story?’, about the pervasive influence of telling our stories and listening to others’ stories