The Guardian piece

While the only poet named among Australia’s 100 Living National Treasures is Les Murray, Venie Holmgren is a splendid candidate to add to the list. At 92, the writer and poet can look back on a life of activism, adventure and enterprise. And that life is far from over as she works on what she sees as a neglected history: the story of the anti-Vietnam war movement in her native Western Australia.

So writes Kevin Childs for the Guardian.

A very interesting profile of our resident perma poet,  Venie the gracious grandma of permaculture lives happily in the house her son and Su designed, built and maintains.

Her lates collection, the Tea house poems are available here, or at selected bookshops including Bookbarn and the Paradise in Daylesford.

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