- (Listed alphabetically)
The authors may be contacted c/- Kindamindi.
Felicity Daphne. Born Sydney, NSW. Some of her verse has
been published in Litmus Suite (1991) Live at Don Bank (1993)
Live and Kicking (1995) Slipping on Blue Grass (1994) Animalities
(1995). Her emotive poem 'The Mattress" (More Giggles
and Dreams) was first published in the Newsletter of Elisabeth
Kubler-Ross Assn. (Aust.) Ltd June 1992. Felicity works as
a psychiatric nurse.
John. John's standard biography is 'A right-handed poet
from the east coast of Australia.' When pressed he adds that
he lives in the Brunswick Valley, NSW where he was born. Much
of his poetry is grounded in this area. For most of his working
life he was an army officer who with his wife, Wyn, and two
daughters, Denice and Kathy, moved throughout Australia and
saw active service in Vietnam. It is no coincidence that among
the many writing prizes he has won he highly values the 2003
World Peace Bell Poetry Prize for "After Setting Rabbit
won the Banjo Paterson Prize for Humorous Verse in 1998 with
the poem "The Antbed Court."
two main writing interests have been poetry about Australian
village life and the writing of haiku-in-English. In recent
work he has sought to combine these streams: to use Japanese
short poetry forms to interpret rural Australian landscape
and ethos. Twelve of his sensitive lyrics for senior students
can be found in the anthology 'Moving On With Giggles &
Katherine Mary (1929 - 2006) Born Manly NSW. Teacher of Speech &
Drama. Published books (now out of print) - Speech Training,
Speak Clearly, Expression in Speech, Cavalcade of Poetry for
Children, Golden Wonderland of Poetry, ABC Rhymes, Magic World
of Poetry, Action Poems & Plays, Rhymes for Speech Time,
Merry-Go-Round of Poetry and The Joy of Words.
poetry appears in the anthologies Seven to Ten and Back Again
(1978) A Cup of Giggles A Saucer of Dreams (1994) More Giggles
& Dreams (1997) and Here We Go Again (1999).
David. Born in Melbourne, Victoria, David is married to
Ellinor and is father to Merrilyn, David and Debbie. He is
a former senior teacher of Mathematics and English, and is
currently working as an education consultant.
is co-author of a series of senior maths texts and took up
writing poetry seriously in 2002. He began entering national
literary competitions and has won quite a number of awards,
over half of which have been for poetry. He has had a number
of short stories published, including one last year in Meanjin.
In addition to 'Moving on With Giggles and Dreams' and 'Gooey
Chewy', his poetry has appeared in The Age newspaper, FreeXpression,
The Bronze Swagman Book of Bush Verse (2003 and 2004), The
Australian Bush Poets Association Newsletter, Writers Voice
(the official bulletin of the Fellowship of Australian Writers
NSW), and the anthologies 'Yellow Moon', 'Tarralla', 'Does
a Lyrebird Fly?', and 'The Sunshine Coast Literary Awards'.
He is particularly interested in bush verse, and won first
and second prizes in the written section of the 2005 Victorian
Bush Poetry Championships. He also contributes regular articles
to major metropolitan newspapers, particularly The Age.
the beginning of 2005 Tertiary Press published Simply Poetry!,
an illustrated book of original poems for pre-school children
co-authored by Ellinor and David.
CARDIFF Frank. Born Sydney, NSW.
Frank has had poems published in FreeXpression, Galloping
On, Bronze Swagman, Friends of ABC, International Library
of Poetry, Metverse Muse (India). He is married to Thelma
(nee Risby, descendant of two First Fleet convicts) This sparked
an interest in Family History. Had four sons, Paul, Philip,
John and Stephen but sadly Philip died aged 25 and John at
17. Frank has worked as a PMG technician, the Defence Department,
and assisted in establishing the Australian Government Printing
Service. Now retired, he devotes time to charitable causes.
Fifteen of his poems for children, both comical and lyrical,
appear in 'Moving on with Giggles & Dreams'.
CARDIFF John (son of Frank) was
born in Kempsey, NSW in 1955. Died in Canberra ACT in 1972,
14, he won the Under 18 International Competition for poetry.
His name is listed in 'The International Who's Who in Poetry
1970-71" published in London. He worked as a cadet journalist
with Canberra Sunday Post and regularly contributed poems
for it. He has a street, John Cardiff Close named in his honour,
in Acton ACT on Black Mountain Peninsular.
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Ann. Born Sydney, NSW. Has five daughters, Robyn, Kathryn,
Merrilyn, Carey (dec.) and Jayne. Ann has been widely published
in newspapers, journals and magazines. Her work has appeared
in two Penguin anthologies, several collections of short stories
and numerous poetry anthologies.
first collection of poetry was 'Moths and Camels' 2001. 'Eve's
Legacy' is a part of 'Meteors, a Trilogy of Authors' (Edziono
University Press, Trento, Italy (2004).
Some of her poetry for children appears in Moving on with
Giggles & Dreams 2004 (Kindamindi).
Margaret Anne. Born Sydney, NSW. Recent graduate in Law.
Registered Nursing graduate. As a student of Speech &
Drama she won the Ellis Price Memorial Dramatic Scholarship,
and was awarded the AMEB State Gold Medal for Speech &
Drama. Mother of Andrew, Justin (dec.) and Matthew. Five of
her poems are published in 'More Giggles and Dreams'.
Gwen (Gwendolyn Esther). Born Cooma NSW 16th July, 1930.
Died 21st March, 1995. Brigidine nun (Sister Giovanni). Teacher.
Suffered with multiple sclerosis from age 29. Wrote an account
of her trip to Lourdes. Published works: All Ways to God,
The Indispensable Oboe, and Touch Me 1995 (published by Kindamindi.)
Fifteen of her poems are published in 'More Giggles &
Dreams' 1999 (Kindamindi).
Dora. Born Redfern NSW 1898. Died 1993. Lived in Bronte
for 45 years with husband and four children. At the death
of her husband in 1967 she moved to a unit at Cronulla, a
beach suburb of Sydney. The ocean and pine trees seen from
her windows inspired much of her poetry. Dora also had a strong
interest in the workings of nature and much of her poetry
was motivated by a number of articles in National Geographic
magazines. Published works appeared in the anthology 'Seven
to Ten & Back Again' (out of print) and A cup of Giggles
A Saucer of Dreams (Kindamindi).
Christopher Louis. Born Sydney NSW. Primary teacher, Speech
& Drama teacher and musician. Youngest child of Annette
Kosseris and Michael Haynes. Wrote poetry as a child, some
of which appears in More Giggles & Dreams (Kindamindi).
Marguerita. Born Waverley, NSW. Teacher/Playwright. Director
of Australian Institute for Performing Arts, Sydney. Second
daughter of Annette Kosseris and Michael Haynes.
Some of her poetry (which she wrote as a school student) appears
in 'More Giggles & Dreams'. It has proved very popular
with children at eisteddfods.
Annette. Born Yass NSW. Speech & Drama teacher, adjudicator
and poet, Sydney NSW. Principal of Kindamindi Speech &
Drama Academy, Willoughby Sydney, and owner/manager of Kindamindi
Publishing. Co-author and publisher of poetry anthologies:
7-10 and Back Again (1977) Up to Six & Over (1979) A Cup
of Giggles A Saucer of Dreams (1994) More Giggles & Dreams
(1997) Here We Go Again (1999) Giggles & Woes & Anything
Goes (2002) Moving On With Giggles & Dreams (2004) and
Gooey Chewy and other JUNIOR Giggles and Dreams (2005). Annette
has written many short plays for students; and words and song
lyrics for two children's musicals (in collaboration with
Margaret Speter). In 1995 Annette published the book 'Touch
Me' (religious poetry written by Sister Gwen Flynn CSB). Annette
visits Infants and Primary schools by appointment and enjoys
reading poetry with the children and teachers. She conducts
In-Service courses in poetry, drama and drama games for teachers.
Her poetry has been published by educational publishers in
Germany, Singapore, India and Hong Kong and by School Magazine.
She is married to Michael Haynes and has four children, Kathryn,
Marguerita, Jennifer and Christopher.
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Dulcie. Born Camden, NSW. Poet, short story writer, and
illustrator. Published works: Poems (1992) Quickly, You're
On! (1995) Slipping the Rail (1997) Verse, Voice, Variety
(1998) Jazzabaz Goes to the Speech Gym (Learn-em-books 2005)
Definitely Not a Nursery Rhyme (Learn-em-Books 2005). Her
poetry appears in the anthologies A Cup of Giggles A Saucer
of Dreams, Here We Go Again, Giggles & Woes & Anything
Goes, Moving on with Giggles & Dreams. She is widely published
in School Magazine. She facilitates Writing workshops and
is currently working on her first novel called "Luke"
(a story about her father's boyhood.) Dulcie has three daughters,
Julie, Kim and Bonita and is the grandmother of Phillip and
Elizabeth E. Born Wagga Wagga NSW. Mother of Richard,
Teresa, Bruce (dec.) Roger and Celeste. Wife of Kelvin. Registered
Nurse. Lives in Forbes NSW. Elizabeth commenced writing poetry
in 1980. Her most emotive poetry was written after the sudden
death of her son Bruce and it is published in 'More Giggles
and Dreams'. Further poetry was published in 'Animalities'
(a Joyce Trickett publication.)
Don M. Born Sydney, NSW. Married, with four children.
Writes poetry almost every day. A keen calligrapher, published
his first anthology of verse 'Thoughts of a Simple Man' in
calligraphy. Eleven of his poems are published in 'A Cup of
Giggles A Saucer of Dreams'. They clearly display his versatility,
his compassion and his delicious sense of humour.
Alice. Born Adelaide, S.A. writes prolifically and sensitively
about nature, animals, and the world in general. A teacher
who has taught in South Australia, the U.K., West Germany
and France. Has written books and reviews on animal rights.
Published works include 'The Sunset Woman with Butterflies',
'Circles in the Sand' (Ginninderra, Canberra Press). Self
published books include Animalia Spirituality, A Second Daughter,
Vintage 1998, Sunburnt, Olga's Story, Tales from the Dog House,
Every Monday They Had a Task, Auto Travels in a Not So Wonderland.
Alice won First Prize in The Brian Maguire Memorial Poetry
Competition, Leeton eisteddfod in 2003 for her poem "Miss
Haversham's Companions" which is published with some
of her other poems in 'Moving on with Giggles & Dreams'.
Margaret Louise. Born Sydney. Teacher Speech, Drama and
Singing. In collaboration with Annette Kosseris, wrote music
for two musicals for children - 'Boots' 1992 and 'The Odyssey'
1993. Married to Joe Speter. They have two children, Michael
and Dianne and two grand children. Her poetry is published
in A Cup of Giggles A Saucer of Dreams, More Giggles &
Dreams, and Here We Go Again.
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Joseph. Born Sydney. Loves to tinker in his garage on
the central coast, working in wood, making and fixing things.
Likes good classical music. Married to Margaret Speter. They
have two children, Michael and Dianne and two grand children.
poems appear in A Cup of Giggles A Saucer of Dreams, (1994)
Animalities (1997) and Here We Go Again (1999).
Joyce. O.A.M (1915-2001) Born Uralla, NSW. Short story
writer, published playwright, broadcaster, artist, singer,
teacher, musician, composer, adjudicator and stage entertainer.
very altruistic artist who donated profits from many of her
works to charities. Received the OAM in 1992 for literary
work and charitable donations. In semi-retirement Joyce conducted
a weekly radio special for 12 years. She called it "The
Poetry of the People. Her published works include 'The Light
Shines' (1962) 'Pool of Quiet' (1963) 'Bless This House' (1969)
'Christmas is Forever' (1975) and 'The Cattitudes of Chairman
Miaow' (1987). Her poetry appears in the anthologies 'Seven
to Ten & Back Again' 'Up to six & Over' (1981) 'A
cup of Giggles A Saucer of Dreams' (1994) 'Animalities' (1995)
'More Giggles & Dreams' (1997) 'Here We Go Again' (1999)
and finally 'Giggles and Woes and Anything Goes' which was
published after her death. A rare talent indeed!
Edel. Born Echuca, Victoria. Freelance writer, compiler,
journalist. Former teacher who writes for adults and children.
Fiction, non-fiction, verse and scripts. She has more than
fifty published books including the anthologies 'A Boggle
of Bunyips' and 'A Bluey of Swaggies'; the novels 'The Ghostly
Jigsaw' and 'Escape by Deluge'. (CBC Notable Book 1990).The
picture books 'The Car Wash Monster, Raining Cats and Dogs'
and 'I Wonder Who lives Upstairs' (CBC Notable Book 1994).
Edel's latest title is a junior historical novel, 'The Long,
Sticky Walk' (CBC Notable Book, 2004) She lives with her husband