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Joanne Van Leerdam

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Born
in Australia
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Tennyson, Whitman, Bronte, Paterson, Lawson.

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December 2009

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Joanne Van Leerdam is a poet and author of short stories. Her body of work consists of four poetry collections, one short story collection, a play, and a contribution to an anthology.

When she's not writing poetry, Joanne is a teacher of English, History and Drama/Production. She is an active member and performer in her local theatre company.
Her hobbies include reading, photography, and music.

She is proud to be both an Australian and an honorary Canadian.

She does like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.

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Joanne Van Leerdam 1. Keep writing.
Even if what you write isn't perfect, it's still meaningful.
And the more you write, the better you'll get.

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1. Keep writing.
Even if what you write isn't perfect, it's still meaningful.
And the more you write, the better you'll get.

2. Your/you're.
Their/there/they're.
Where/we're.
Been/being.
Commas, apostrophes, and semicolons.
These things do matter if you don't want to frustrate your readers and possibly lose them. (less)
Joanne Van Leerdam Lots of things inspire my poetry.
I write about my own experiences and feelings, but also about situations and experiences that I witness in other…more
Lots of things inspire my poetry.
I write about my own experiences and feelings, but also about situations and experiences that I witness in other people's lives, in world events, and in all aspects of life.
I aim for the poems and stories I write to be understandable by everyone. There's no point in writing if the language is so convoluted that people can't understand what you're saying, but I still work to make it sound beautiful when it's read. (less)
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The Silver Feather

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Nova

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Stained Glass

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Curious Things

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The Passing Of The Night

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New Horizons

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Leaf

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This

Is

Not

A

Poem.


This

Is

A

Protest.


A

Word

On

Each

Line

Does

Not

Make

It

A

Poem

Unless

Each

Line

Means

Something

In

Itself.


Wouldn’t

It

Be

Ironic

If

This

Became

My

Most

Popular

Piece

Of

Writing

Ever?

A

Bestseller,

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