Anne’s Bio

Anne spent her childhood on a farm between Camperdown and Derrinallum in Victoria’s Western District. After years of travel and varied work, she now lives only 40 kms from what was her childhood home.

She and her husband, Steve Lamb run Macqueens Funerals from Camperdown and Terang. They live above their funeral business in a rambling old art deco home which has, most importantly, a room in which to write.  The yard rambles too, around dogs and chooks, ancient garden beds and fruit trees, and a couple of strategically placed tables.

Not so far from Terang is the south-west coast which has become not just a get-away place for Anne and Steve but a source of inspiration and creativity.

” With wit and passion, skill and fellow feeling, the fragmentations of the past are made whole through a re-imaging as poetry. In between the dancing is the premier of a new poet, a first book that is as premier as it is memorable.”

– Paul Kane –

“Gleeson’s natural-voice poetry works into the corners of experience, both personal and imagined – a humane and contemplative first collection.”

– Aileen Kelly –

” E. A. Gleeson has that rare talent of lifting a moment of intimacy into the realm of universal truth, of capturing instances of recollection and infusing them with emotion and thoughtful language where every word gleams.”

– IP –