Biography of John Stokes
International Poet, author and essayist. Has also practiced cartography, land surveying, town and countryside planning and river management in Australia and Western Europe. Has won or been shortlisted for many major prizes, including the Blake in Australia and Newcastle Poetry Prizes.
Has represented Australia at international festivals and been a Board Member of Writers' Centres. Tutors in poetry and is featured reader at festival events. Is widely anthologised.
John Stokes's Works:
" A River in the Dark" , Five Islands Press, Wollongong Australia,2003.
" Dancing in the Yard at Eden" , Orta San Giulio, Italy,2011.
" Fire in the Afternoon" , Halstead Press,2014.
Beneath a Cross
The sugarcane burning
The Widower tastes
Her last kiss
Above the smoke:
The first eagle.