Alison Thompson is a poet and story writer who lives on the South Coast of NSW. She is a member of the Kitchen Table Poets and has two chapbooks out with PressPress – Slow Skipping (2008) and In A Day It Changes (2018)
She won the 2016 Poetry d’Amour Contest and in 2018 received a Fellowship at the KSP Writers Centre. Alison has been previously shortlisted for the Newcastle poetry Prize, longlisted in the Vice Chancellors Poetry Prize and the Rialto Nature & Place Poetry Prize (UK). She received a Highly Commended in the 2018 Bridport Poetry Prize(UK).
Most recently she was selected for an Art Omi: Writers Residency (USA) to be undertaken in April 2019. Examples of her work can be found at alisonthompsonpoetry.wordpress.com.
Geebung, near Braidwood
PoetryThis is barefoot country even now, in early winter when the cool mountain air dampens the risk of a startled snake rising in your path. This is sitting-still country – where the bracken unfurls its fronds and where the layered view of the purple hills makes you contemplate...