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Kate Llewellyn Kate Llewellyn i(A25617 works by) (birth name: Kathleen Jill Brinkworth) (a.k.a. Katherine Jill Sky Llewellyn)
Born: Established: 1936 Tumby Bay, Tumby Bay area, Southern Eyre Peninsula, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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1 1 y separately published work icon Harbour Kate Llewellyn , Kent Town : Wakefield Press , 2020 18854296 2020 selected work poetry

'Art is always like this
Mysterious as light.


'Quiet and insightful, raw in its simplicity, this collection of poems from iconic Australian poet Kate Llewellyn, written between the years of 2000 to 2019, examines a life well lived, dipping in and out of memory to tell a tale of small moments and the wisdom of growing old.

'In the poem 'Harbour' she touches on what is lost and gained in growing up, 'The Big Nothing' draws readers along on a journey to view the world through another's eyes, and 'What They Said' brings forth a cacophony of voices, opinions and dreams across a lifetime.

'Moving, profound and often joyful, this collection is a must-have for all Kate Llewellyn fans.' (Publication summary)

1 Telephone i "You ought to ring up", Kate Llewellyn , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: States of Poetry - South Australia 2016;
1 The Dressmaker’s Daughter i "I was the dressmaker's daughter", Kate Llewellyn , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: States of Poetry - South Australia 2016;
1 Possibly i "How's Possibly doing today?", Kate Llewellyn , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Best Australian Poems 2016 2016; (p. 122) States of Poetry - South Australia 2016;
1 Oxytocin i "On this bright morning", Kate Llewellyn , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 379 2016; (p. 51) States of Poetry - South Australia 2016;
1 3 y separately published work icon First Things First : Selected Letters of Kate Llewellyn 1977–2004 Kate Llewellyn , Ruth Bacchus (editor), Barbara Hill (editor), Mile End : Wakefield Press , 2015 8289713 2015 selected work correspondence

'I've always said I will write anywhere. You could throw me into prison, cut off my arms and legs and you will find me in the morning with a pen in my mouth writing on the floor.

'Collected here for the first time are selected letters from the private correspondence of one of Australia's most loved authors, Kate Llewellyn (The Waterlily, A Fig at the Gate). Written with her distinctive ardour and enthusiasm, skipping some words, shortening others, she discusses poetry, art, sex and gardening with painters and writers.

'Kate Llewellyn's letters brim with energy and humour. Editors Ruth Bacchus and Barbara Hill have sifted through decades of correspondence to produce a volume which reveals her life and work, and the result is a joy to read: a precious insight into the world of one of this country's master wordsmiths.' (Publication summary)

1 5 y separately published work icon A Fig at the Gate : A Journal of Gardening, Chooks and Friendship Kate Llewellyn , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2014 7588787 2014 single work autobiography

'Fulfilling, funny and utterly beguiling, A Fig at the Gate takes us with Kate Llewellyn, now in her seventies, as she embraces a new phase in her life, establishing and nourishing an entirely new garden in which she finds not only delight but a focus for a meditation on ageing.

'Following the joyful trial-and-error crafting of her gardens in the Blue Mountains and in the north of Wollongong in NSW, Kate buys a house near the sea in Adelaide hoping to reconnect with old friends and family.

'In her bare backyard Kate creates what is mainly a food garden, planting olives, plums, limes and blood oranges, learning how to keep poultry, setting a duck on eggs. She finds joy and solace in the fruiting of her trees and in enjoying the harvest of her own garden. Weather, birds, and learning new skills delight and enrich her. Kate also writes about relishing old friends, making new ones, long companionable beach walks, taking pleasure in old recipes, food and wine, and her three brothers.

'Wise and joyful, accepting what she cannot change while relishing what she has, Kate shares the beauties and frailties of the human condition and shows us what the gifts of ageing can bring.' (Publication summary)

1 Dobson's Timeless, Sublime Quality Kate Llewellyn , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 June 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of Rosemary Dobson : Collected Rosemary Dobson , 2012 selected work poetry
1 Killing Rasputin Kate Llewellyn , 2012 single work essay
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 April 2012; (p. 26-27)
'Letters show glimpses of the heart, while a good diary opens it like a surgeon. Kate Llewellyn muses on the addictive art of diary-writing.' (Editor's abstract)
1 The Farm i "In the garden, for this moment, silence.", Kate Llewellyn , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 July 2011; (p. 32)
1 2 y separately published work icon Kate Llewellyn Kate Llewellyn , Paul Sharrad (editor), Wollongong : University of Wollongong Press , 2010 Z1691730 2010 selected work poetry This selection of poetry 'is accompanied by three critical appreciations from poet-scholar David Gilbey (Charles Sturt University), feminist scholar Susan Sheridan (Flinders University) and postcolonial literary scholar Anne Collett (University of Wollongong).' (From the publisher's website.)
1 Sweet Peas i "Lots of them today", Kate Llewellyn , 2009 single work poetry
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 31 no. 1 2009; (p. 99)
1 The Rencoret Garden Santiago i "The garden is the mind of the house", Kate Llewellyn , 2009 single work poetry
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 31 no. 1 2009; (p. 97-98)
1 The Persian Garden i "I can't go to the Persian gardens with you", Kate Llewellyn , 2009 single work poetry
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 31 no. 1 2009; (p. 96)
1 The Big Fish i "Nothing is happening", Kate Llewellyn , 2009 single work poetry
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 31 no. 1 2009; (p. 95) The Weekend Australian , 23-24 October 2010; (p. 36)
1 The Sigh i "The universal language of the sigh", Kate Llewellyn , 2009 single work poetry
— Appears in: Island , Spring no. 118 2009; (p. 106)
1 The Task i "I've been given this huge task.", Kate Llewellyn , 2009 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 April 2009; (p. 18)
1 The Patagonian Bus i "It is raining in Patagonia", Kate Llewellyn , 2008 single work poetry
— Appears in: Heat , no. 18 (New Series) 2008; (p. 30-32)
1 The Chilean Oyster i "The oyster sat in my mouth", Kate Llewellyn , 2008 single work poetry
— Appears in: Heat , no. 18 (New Series) 2008; (p. 28-29) Island , Summer no. 115 2008; (p. 83-84) Kate Llewellyn 2010; (p. 90)
1 The Big Nothing i "He arrives 27 hours late", Kate Llewellyn , 2008 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 August 2008; (p. 16)
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