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Dawn Bruce

Dawn Bruce

Resides: Sydney, Australia
E-mail: somersetpoets (at) ozemail (dot) com (dot) au

Dawn Bruce, a poet, short story writer and creative writing tutor lives in a high rise apartment block in Sydney, Australia with views to the Blue Mountains. She is Vice-president of the Australian Haiku Society and a member of Red Dragonflies, a Sydney based haiku group. Dawn is the tutor for Ozku, a small master class haiku group, a tutor for Harbourside Poets, a general poetry group for the U3A, and member of Bowerbirds, a Pearl Beach tanka group. Many of her stories and poems have been published in journals, magazines, anthologies and newspapers throughout Australia, New Zealand, America and Britain.

Books Published: Her three free verse and haiku collections, Stinging the Silence (2003), Tangible Shadows (2005), and Sketching Light [containing tanka and haibun too] (2008) were published by Ginninderra Press, Australia.

Selected Work
of old tea roses...
faraway moon
the last page
of a loved book
autumn rain
midday heat
the drone of cicadas
and a didgeridoo
lagoon shadows
slide across the ceiling
new lover
heat wave
a grove of willows
greens the lake
first frost...
the bubbling
of porridge

Credits: "scent" - Kokako 12; "midday heat" - paper wasp (spring 2010); "heat wave" - Haiku Harvest 6:1 (2006); "the last page" - First prize, FreeXpresSion (April 2008); "lagoon shadows" - Ambrosia 5; "first frost" - Magnapoets 7.

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