1999 - Saloni Mediterranean
t h a l i a
Born in Katerini, Greece: a '52 baby.
Migrated to Australia in '54.
Grew up, and Worked in, sly grog & gambling cafes - Kafenia, in Melbourne. Also worked as a typist/secretary.
Started writing lexikon and visual poetry in '72.
Has been published in various magazines and anthologies within Australia, and overseas.
Has read in: Prisons. Pubs. Libraries. Schools. Concerts. Strikes. Gatherings. ABC & community radio stations. Folk clubs & festivals in cities and towns.
A co-editor of 9.2.5 - a mag of poetry for the workers by the workers, about the workers' work. A founding member of the Poets' Union of Australia.
& Selected Poems - t h a l i a
Flowers - A6 Books, No. 3.
'63 PITT St.
by t h a l i a
This poem was read at Saloni Mediterranean, March 18, 1999, and is published in New & Selected Poems.
goes about his work quietly
knocks on the door-panel ..walks in..
grabbbs her hand takes her clothes
leans on the mop, open-mouthed
© t h a l i a, 1999.
The Nuclear Mushroom
a Visual Poem - using the written language form of shorthand.
© t h a l i a, 2003.