About the Book
Bone Beads is a collection of 108 original tanka poems written between 01 January and 08 September 2011, taking inspiration and guidance from the 'shasei' (sketches from life) style advocated by Shiki Masaoka (1867-1902) and the diaristic style of Miyazawa Kenji (1896-1933).
Artist, digital media maker, creative director of CDP Media (maker of media for artists, galleries, museums and visitor centres - cultural production only). Advocate for understanding and preservation of Australian natural ecologies, reader, walker, bike-rider, mbira player. Owner and caretaker of 25 hectares of intact Sydney sandstone bushland supporting 120+ species of native birds. Urban wanderer, photographer, occasional poet of haiku and tanka forms. Tea drinker - oolong, pu'erh. Plants man.