Rae Desmond Jones

Rookie (11 August 1941 / Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia)

Biography of Rae Desmond Jones

Rae Desmond Jones was born in Broken Hill (Australia) , migrating to Sydney at the age of 17. He published a number of books of poetry through the 1970s, and several novels in the 1990s. He became the Mayor of Ashfield (New South Wales, Australia) for several years. He works as a teacher of History at Dulwich High School of the Visual Arts, and has two sons and a daughter.

Barring a resurgence of irritation with the holders of municipal power, he wants to devote the rest of his life to literature, so long as literature is as keen on him as he is on her.

Rae Desmond Jones's Works:


Orpheus With A Tuba, Makar Press, Queensland, Australia 1973.
The Mad Vibe, Saturday Centre Press, NSW, Australia,1975.
Shakti, Makar Press, Queensland, Australia,1977.
The Palace Of Art, Makar Press, Queensland, Australia,1981.


The lemon Tree, Angus & Roberston, NSW, Australia,1990.
Wisdom, Blackwattle Press, NSW, Australia,1995.

Short Stories

Walking The Line, Red Press, Sydney, NSW, Australia.1979.

DVD - Video (electronic media etc.)

Rae Jones - Poet With A Tuba, Vanguard Video,1985.

Two Voluminous Gentlemen, (With Professor Norman Talbot) , LP Record, Riverrun records, Newcastle, Australia 1979.

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two girls sit side by side
in the coffee lounge at a table
cluttered with glasses streaked
with ice cream & rimmed with lipstick bows.

the girl with blue spectacles laughs then
looks away as the freckled blonde smiles & produces
a black & chrome mobile phone as
sleek as a mortician’s van.

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