Our Poets

Anthony Ash Brennan

Caroline Yabsley

Cheryl Elm-Wade

Elanna Herbert

Jan Brownette

Jessie Chinnock

Joshua Chinnock

Kathy Humphries

Katrina Walsh

Kelly Williamson

Kris Brennan

Kylie Malafant

Lewis Harwood

Lygiah Anne

Marilyn Schoonderwoerd

Mark Walker

Melissa has lived in Lake Conjola for nearly two years and is a Counsellor specializing in Couple’s and Relationship therapy. Initially, Melissa focussed on counselling and area visits with residents and displaced residents after the fires. Recognizing a community need for consistent information for the displaced who were not on social media and those isolated, due to age, geography or lifestyle, during the recovery, she conceived the ‘Conjola Recovery’ newsletter and was the editor for Issues 1-10. Melissa was inspired to write poetry on this site after the fires and refers to Stephen as ‘The Maestro’!

Melissa Neve

Penny Lovelock

Peter Austin

Phillipa Hollenkamp

Rod Bursill

Rod Milliken

Serena Scarlett

Adding to our South Coast Poets is Shane Potter from the Adelaide Hills.  Shane is an artist and poet who grew up in country South Australia. The Cudlee Creek fires in the Adelaide Hills in December 2019 were similar to the South Coast Fires of 2019/20 and his poems express a starkly similar response and need to write about the experiences as a first step to recovery.

Shane Potter

Stephen lived in Conjola Park for over 30 years.  He is a retired School Principal. Stephen lost his home in the 2020 fires and is now living in Mollymook. Stephen has been writing poetry for many years and his latest poems have provided solace for many local residents affected by the fires. He is also known as "The Poet Laureate of Conjola."

Stephen Chinnock

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