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  Biography Page - Australian poet Graeme King - funny poems, sad poems, serious poems and romantic poems. Poems for children, nature poems and environment poems, flash poetry, fantasy poems, funny limericks and more ©kingpoetry2009.
 

MY BIOGRAPHY


 

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I was born in Melbourne, Australia, way back. I started writing rhyming poetry when I was about ten, and I remember having an exercise book full of poems when I was eleven. I attended Ivanhoe Grammar School on a full scholarship, which was awarded mainly because of my writing work at primary school.

Over the years I wrote spasmodically, but I always seemed to write something at least once a year. , I remember taking a week off work in 1986 and writing a full length musical comedy! I spent six years working in Papua new Guinea, which gave me the opportunity to visit the U.S.A. Indonesia and Asia, and realize the diversity of the world.

I now live in outback Queensland, right in the middle of the bush, and since giving up work in January 2005 have been writing constantly, expanding my rhyming efforts into form and meter poetry and free verse. Almost everything on this site has been written since Jan 2005. I try and write at least one new poem every day, although, because I always seem to write LONG poems, this is sometimes hard.

Like most writers, I have a novel in the planning stage, and I'm trying to summon the discipline to get started on it. I enjoy music and gardening and fish the nearby lakes. Whilst I appreciate all other writers, it's special poems that really inspire me, and I read a lot of contemporary magazines to try and gain inspiration from others' efforts. Whilst I like the freedom of free verse, there is nothing like putting together a clever rhyme in correct meter that is actually ha-ha funny as well. I love it, hence so many entries in the "funny" section.

My major source of inspiration are songs. Three words of a song on the radio will open up an entire poem to me, and I'll build the piece around those original words, often not knowing where it will go.

FAVORITE WRITER: LEWIS CARROLL

FAVORITE POEM: THE RAVEN by E. A. POE

FAVORITE FOOD: SEAFOOD RISOTTO

FAVORITE MUSICIAN: TODD RUNDGREN

FAVORITE MOVIE: CAMELOT

I do not have an agent (I wish) and published my first book of poems "Mood Swings" myself. Publication includes "The Blind Man's Rainbow" Spring 2006, "Across the Long Bridge" 2005, ""Rhyme and Reason" 2006, and various other e-zines, journals and publications. My new CD "Wizard of Auz" is a collection of 24 parody songs I wrote and recorded myself.

Photo: Graeme King Feb 2nd 2006

recording "Old Enough to No Better" July 2005

 

 

 

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