Head and shin

Tim Thorne

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Head and Shin is Tim Thorne's ninth collection of poetry. In addition, he has edited four anthologies and his poems have appeared in most major Australian literary journals and in fourteen anthologies.

Tim established the Tasmanian Poetry Festival and was its Director for seventeen years. He has performed his work throughout Australia and overseas, has worked as a poet in a variety of community contexts, and has also been employed in arts administration, cultural planning, education and visual arts curation.

From 1986 to 2003 he wrote a regular column on current affairs for the Hobart Mercury. He has been Managing Editor of Cornford Press since 1989.

Tim Thorne lives in Launceston, Tasmania, with his wife Stephanie and a large garden.


Sample Tim Thorne's poetry from Head and shin:

Love Poem for Stephanie

Midland Highway Blues

Relaxed and Comfortable

The Training of the Urban Guerrilla

Poem for Port Arthur

Mother and Son

Tim Thorne's Head and shin [ISBN 1 877010 03 0] is available from Walleah Press, PO Box 368, North Hobart, Tasmania 7002, Australia: $20 within Australia, $22 New Zealand, $25 elsewhere. (All prices include postage).

CA Cranston's launch of Head and shin, Launceston, 21st August, 2004


The Write Stuff - Tasmanian site with poetry, bio
Review, Red Dirt (Paper Bark Press, 1990)
by Warrick Wynne