Winner, IP Picks Best Poetry, 2010, Designs on the Body recalls the rich sensuality merging with spirit of Rumi but with a contemporary take on intimacy. Reeves’ poetry has a depth of insight and resonating meaning that rewards reflection. Sip it like fine brandy! Lyn grew up in Sydney near a beach and loves to be close to the sea, which finds its way into many of her poems. At twenty she went to live in London for two years and on her return to Australia worked in art galleries, including The Yellow House, before moving to northern NSW and, later, to a sheep farm in Tasmania. She now lives near a beach outside Hobart with her husband and small white dog. Most of her work has involved books — as children’s librarian, teacher of library and information studies, editor and small press publisher.
Lyn’s poetry, stories and haiku have been widely published. Her haiku book, Walking the Tideline, came out in 2001 and a poetry collection, Speaking with Ghosts was published by Ginninderra Press in 2002. In 2008 Walleah Press published the anthology Seasoned with Honey, where her work appears with three other women poets. The manuscript won a FAW National Literary Award. Lyn has been the editor for the Tasmanian literary journal Famous Reporter since 1994 and served as secretary and vice-president for HaikuOz. Her poetry has been translated into French and Russian, set to music by composer Rosemary Austen and read on ABC Poetica. She has been a featured reader at Salamanca Writers’ Festivals, Sydney Writers’ Festival, The Tasmanian Poetry Festival, Queensland Poetry Festival and WordStorm (NT). Lyn curated the Moorilla Cultural Series of readings and music, and coedited the resulting anthology, Moorilla Mosaic: contemporary Tasmanian Writing (Bumble-bee Books, 2001).
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