POETRY

Wail in Lost Muddle Earth Dialect (After Brueghel) (Audio)

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Ann Drysdale reads Janet Kenny's "Wail in Lost Muddle Earth Dialect (After Brueghel)".

Janet Kenny left New Zealand to pursue a career as an operatic and concert singer in London, then settled in Sydney, Australia, where she worked in the anti-nuclear movement and jointly compiled, wrote and edited a book about the nuclear industry, Beyond Chernobyl, published by Envirobook in 1993.

Her poems have been published in printed and online journals, including Avatar, The Chimaera, Folly, 14 x 14, Iambs & Trochees, The Literary Review, Mi Poesias, The Guardian, The Spectator, The New Formalist, The Raintown Review, The Shit Creek Review, Snakeskin, Soundzine, The Lavender Review, The Susquehanna Quarterly and Umbrella. Her work is in the collections The Book of Hope and Filled With Breath: 30 sonnets by 30 poets. She has received three Pushcart nominations.

Her book This Way to the Exit was published by White Violet Press. Janet lived for many years in Sydney with her husband and visiting currawongs. She now lives in Hervey Bay, Queensland with the same husband, visiting butcher birds, spangled drongos, ospreys, pelicans, assorted honeyeaters and flying foxes.

Ann Drysdale reads Janet Kenny's "Wail in Lost Muddle Earth Dialect (After Brueghel)".