Performance Poets

Peg Vickers


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 from these life experiences that Peg creates her poems, mostly humorous with a rural setting. 

You can contact Peg - phone : (08) 9841 2129