Author/Editor: Miriel Lenore & Louise Crisp

Biography
Miriel Lenore & Louise Crisp

Miriel Lenore is an Adelaide poet whose six books frequently focus on the interrelation of people and place. Her twenty-one years in Fiji and twenty years visiting a community in the Ngaanyatjarra lands have influenced her work. travelling alone together: in the steps of Edward John Eyre (1997) has featured twice on the ABC PoeticA programme. sun wind & diesel (1997) has been a text at the Universities of Adelaide and Cologne. drums and bonnets (2003) and the Dog Rock (2005) celebrate two pioneer immigrant women in her family. in the garden (2007), set in the Adelaide Botanic Garden, was part of the Garden’s 150th anniversary celebrations.


Louise Crisp is a poet and environmental activist who has written extensively on the Snowy River. Her publications include Uplands (2007), Ruby Camp: a Snowy River series (1998) and her work Grasses was broadcast on Radio National (2009). Her essay 'Holding Pattern' was runner up in the 2009 Wildcare Tasmania Nature Writing Prize. Louise is working on a creative non-fiction collection supported by an Arts Victoria development grant (2010-11).


News
20 Dec 2009 Grasses, a poetic contemplation of the Snowy

Spinifex poet Louise Crisp has collaborated with musician Tom Fitzgerald on Grasses, a poetic text on the water and environmental issues around the Snowy River. Listen to Grasses on ABC's Poetica.



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Travelling Alone Together / Ruby Camp

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