I began writing and publishing in 1981 and have published four books since then. Initially I wrote both prose (Washing my mother’s hair is a collection of short stories) and poetry (Crossing the sky). I reviewed contemporary fiction and won an award for that.

Since then I’ve devoted most of my writing time to poetry and have won a number of grants, prizes and awards for individual poems and for my last book (The Petrov Poems). Mountain Lion is due out in 2019.

The way things really are, a collaboration with Pali scholars, the late Primoz Pecenko and Tamara Ditrich, is available via the website of the Canberra Insight Meditation Group.

I have a long history in Buddhist practice, both as a student and as a teacher, having spent many years in silent retreat. I have begun to write about this, something I have long wanted to do.

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