John is a prolific writer of poetry who has had considerable success both in children’s poetry and adult poetry. He also performs his work regularly at schools and literary festivals and has a number of text books published on the teaching of poetry aimed at teachers and students of middle school. John recently performed his poetry at nine different primary schools in three days as part of Poets On Parade.
Latest Book: Big Blue Mouth
Kerrinda Press, Adelaide, 2009
Big Blue Mouth is a collection of children’s poetry, much of which was published over the last seven years in Australia, NZ and USA in literary magazines and anthologies.
AATE - Australian Association for the Teaching of English, 2008
- middle childhood
- school visits
- speaking engagements
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