The Shadow Box
Paris in my pocket
The Hour of Silvered Mullet
Travelling with the Wrong Phrasebooks
Paul Summers Rochford Street Review 18th September 2011
Poet Paul Summers reviews Travelling with the Wrong Phrasebooks at the Rochford Street Review, 18th September 2012
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Jean Kent was born in Chinchilla, Australia, in 1951, and grew up in rural Queensland. Eight books of her poetry have been published: the most recent are The Hour of Silvered Mullet (Pitt Street Poetry, 2015) and Paris in my Pocket (Pitt Street Poetry, 2016). Her awards include the Anne Elder Prize, Dame Mary Gilmore Award, Wesley Michel Wright Prize and the Josephine Ulrick National Poetry Prize. In 2021, she was a co-editor of This Gift, This Poem, an anthology of poems offering solace and hope.
As well as occasionally teaching creative writing, Jean has worked as an educational psychologist and counsellor in TAFE colleges. She lives with her husband, Martin, at Lake Macquarie, NSW.
For more of her poems and occasional jottings, visit jeankent.net.au
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