Being Martha’s Friend by Meg Mooney
About the Book:
These poems about friendship and belonging bring you straight into the gritty, idiosyncratic daily experience of life in central Australia.
‘These poems about friendship and belonging – I’ve had them with me for just two weeks and yet I feel as much at home with them as with friends I’ve known all my life. Meg Mooney has the language to speak of silences and centres – and of breathing and heartbeats, the odd fact that one keeps growing older – and of country and time and how to listen to them. Like your other wise and wry and gentle books Meg, this one’s permanent.’ – Peter Bishop
‘Honest, generous, wise and funny, Meg Mooney’s poems bring you straight into the gritty, idiosyncratic daily experience of life in central Australia.’ – Jansis O’Hanlon, Chief Executive Officer, Varuna, the National Writers’ House
About the Author:
Meg Mooney ‘was born in Adelaide…She has lived also in Sydney, Canberra, London and Cambridge. She had a Catholic schooling, went to university in the 70s, has worked as a geologist, teacher, cook, waitress and community administrator, among other things.
Friendships, feminism, her neighbourhood and writing are major focuses of her life. She wrote this story for a women’s group in Canberra, and is now  making a home on an Aboriginal community in Central Australia’. Read more here.
Publisher: Picaro Press
Published: 1 June 2015
Format: Paperback, 67p