WA BUSH POETS AND YARN SPINNERS ASSOCIATION INC.

It gives us great pleasire to introduce our members, who prefer to create their written words for others enjoyment. They do not perform their work but have their poetic products available for sale.  Please contact them for more information about their work.

Val is a very prolific Bush Poet and has published a number of books. Many of her poems have won accolades in major competitions across Australia. Many have also appeared in anthologies of contemporary rhyming verse.  Her most recent publication, "Whistling Foxes" has received high acclaim.  Val's highest achievement was winning Australia's 2008 major award for written "Bush Poetry",  the " Bronze Swagman ".   Contact Val on  9339 8349
Terry Piggott -    Terry, has rapidly found himself to be one of the most award winning poets across the nation,  scarcely a written competition goes past without Terry's name being among the winners.  Terry's poems are largely reflections on the more serious sides of life and are written with great sensitivity.

in 2012, Terry published his first book, "Around the Campfire" which is around 60 pages with full colour photos, in 2013 at Tamworth, Terry's book won the very prestigious Bush Laureate Award for a book of poetry

 You contact Terry at  terrence.piggott@bigpond.com
Lesley lives in Perth and has featured on ABC Radio.  In 2000 she self published her first book "A look on the light side"  a collection of 57 delightful poems with topics which range from ABC radio programs through wildflowers, underwear with alarms, driving on the freeway and several about working at "Charlies" (Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital.)
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Peter (Stinger) Nettleton is a bush balladeer from way back. He started out playing in bush bands in the 70s and 80s but had to change his style when parenthood came along in the 90s. Around that time, Stinger joined a group of bush poets who became the founder members of WABPYA and has been performing bush poetry ever since.

In recent times, he has returned to his musical roots, but always strives to include the spoken word in between songs and tunes. Stinger is planning on publishing a mixed collection of his original and favourite bush ballads in the near future. He welcomes contact at stinger@iinet.net.au or on 0407770053.
Our Poets, enjoy the opportunity to give any special event a truly unique  Australian  flavour.  If you or your organisation are looking for a performing poet for a function please get in touch with those that you think may fit your needs.  Each Poet has an individual style, so please contact them directly regarding availability, cost , style of poetry etc. 

We do however enjoy being involved in cultural and district festivals and similar events.  -  Please feel free to contact any of the executives of the WA Bush Poets & Yarnspinners Assn. for more information

Please note that Members listed on this page or recommended by our organisation are all performers of high standard and integrity, their poetry is generally suitable for all,  however, please be aware  that some Bush Poetry, including that of an earlier time, does contain some mild swearing,  reference to bodily functions and political incorrectness.   If such language may cause offence, please tell the poet so that suitable poems are performed.
Peg is a lady of mature years who lives in Albany and writes and performs her poetry in a friendly, personal style. 
She describes her background as  - "I grew up on an apple orchard near Mt. Barker, where we helped pick and pack the fruit, milked cows and soon learned if we didn't want to be landed with extra chores, we had to get as far away from the house as possible, in so doing, I got to know the bush with all its wildflowers and birds. At times we 'entertained' neighbours with 'concerts' performed on the veranda.  Poetry, drawing, birds and bush flowers were my greatest loves but as time went by I became aware these things would not sustain me and I had to go out and get a job. As becoming a brain surgeon was out of the question, I picked apples, worked in hospitals, colleges, cafes, shops and guest houses, cooking, cleaning and being a general dogsbody."      It is is from these life experiences that Peg creates her poems, mostly humorous with a rural setting.  You can contact Peg - Phone 9841 2129
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