Shaine Melrose

Shaine Melrose is a queer South Australian poet with a career in horticulture. She has been recognised in various national competitions, in print and on stage. Her unpublished manuscript of poetic memoir, The Natural World Does Somersaults, was Highly Commended in Friendly Street Poets, Single Poets competition, 2021.


History is coiled in my cells from this land, land beyond sea black loch, coarse heather, farmed croft, a wooden boat. German burial of an Australian airman jack boots and red segments of flag emptiness absorbs Bealiba station. In my …

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