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Colleen Keating Colleen Keating i(A115592 works by)
Gender: Female
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y separately published work icon Fire on Water Port Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2017 11321564 2017 selected work poetry

“The lyrical poems in this anthology invite reader participation and ongoing reflection on themes that are relevant to us all. They dig below the surface but remain accessible and vibrant. Love shines through, from marital to that conferred by grand-parenting. It flows out to encompass the vexing and heartrending question of the homeless; those displaced by war and politics, and powerless to defend themselves. The challenges of advancing years are realistically addressed in terms of downsizing, and the sale of the family home and possessions treasured over decades; the need for re-evaluation of what matters most. Nature is celebrated and the small bright moments that each day can grant to those who pause and look around them. History moves into present tense, ‘finds cracks - lets the light shine in’.” - Beverley George (Publication Summary)

2018 highly commended SWW Book Awards Poetry
y separately published work icon A Call to Listen Port Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2015 8245074 2015 selected work poetry

‘A Call to Listen is an oasis for those of us who take too little time to stop and refresh our senses. It is a journey through landscapes both familiar and new, the beauty and the terror of the places we call home, the histories we are living now and remember still. It bridges distance and carries us beyond our shores to examine what unites and separates us. It is a microscope to magnify the magnificence of nature and a mirror to reflect our impact on this planet and each other. Colleen Keating’s poetry speaks to us all in its intimacy and its beauty. Spend a while in this oasis. You will see the world more vividly. You will hear it calling.’ - Siobhan Colman' (Publication summary)

2016 joint third prize SWW Book Awards Poetry
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