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Lynette Arden

Lynette Arden, 2024
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Lynette Arden (born 1943, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), writer and artist. Following graduation from the University of New England in Armidale, NSW, she worked for the Commonwealth Public Service in Canberra (1964–1969) and the Australian administration in Papua New Guinea (1970–1971), later earning a degree in graphic design in Liverpool, U.K. Her poetry, including haiku, haibun, and tanka, has been published in Australia, Canada, India, Japan, New Zealand, U.K., and U.S.A. She has produced a prize-winning collection of poetry, A Pause in the Conversation (2010), and two later volumes, Travelling Through the Unexpected (2018), and Wild Seed (2022). She has traveled to Japan on two literary tours following the trail of Matsuo Bashō. Arden convened the Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group in Adelaide, South Australia, from 2009 to 2019. She was vice president of the Australian Haiku Society (2012–2017) and is currently the society’s web manager. She publishes the online haiku journal Echidna Tracks and resides in Adelaide.


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Updated on June 26, 2024