Jennifer Liston

Jennifer Liston is from Galway, Ireland and now lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She has a degree in electronic engineering from the University of Limerick and a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Adelaide. She is author of three poetry collections: Exposure (Ginninderra Press, 2003), 17 poems: one for every year of innocence (White Wave Press, 2008) and Lead Skeletons (White Wave Press, 2010). Her poem ‘Egg’ was shortlisted for the Max Harris 2007 Poetry Award and was published in the anthology Poems in Perspex (Lythrum Press, 2008). Jennifer has performed her poems at several Irish and Australian poetry events and on radio in Ireland and Australia.


I was holler soft in your tender way, you were fierce and there in my grim wasteland. I may be nailed to a cloud, seared by its silver lining, you may prefer frayed yesterdays to troubled tomorrows yet ever the …

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