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Anne Elvey

Anne Elvey

Born: February 08 1956 in Melbourne, Australia
Resides: Seaford, VIC, Australia
E-mail: aelvey (at) tpg (dot) com (dot) au

Anne is a poet and researcher living in Melbourne, Australia. Her haiku and tanku have appeared in Stylus Poetry Journal, kipple, and Simply Haiku. She participated in the online collaborative haiku writing projects: Haikunaut Island Renga ( and the Renku at Issa’s Snail (, the latter entitled “Daylight’s net”.

Awards and Other Honors: 1 haiku selected for where the wind turns: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2009 (Red Moon Press, 2010); 1 poem selected for Best Australian Poems 2009; 2 poems selected for Best Australian Poems 2010; Shortlisted for the PressPress chapbook award 2009. In 2008, her poem “Christmas Holidays at Home” was placed first in the page seventeen poetry competition and “Putting on your boots” was highly commended in the Max Harris Poetry Award.

Books Published:     Research:  An Ecological Feminist Reading of the Gospel of Luke: A Gestational Paradigm (Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 2005).     Poetry chapbooks:  Stolen Heath (Melbourne: Melbourne Poets Union, 2009); Claimed by Country (Berry: PressPress, 2010).

Selected Work
a slave ship –
Turner paints light
in the wind
a welcome mat -
the tabby unfolds
on a handkerchief of sun
all night rain –
the tattoo
of dreams
a squabble of rosellas
the clouds
wind and wattle –
a season without
a name

Credits: "a slave ship" - Simply Haiku 7:4 [online] (2009); "all night rain" - Simply Haiku 7:4 [online] (2009); "wind and wattle" - kipple [online] (Sept 6, 2009); "a welcome mat" - kipple [online] (Sept 6, 2009); "a squabble of rosellas" - kipple [online] (Sept 6, 2009).

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