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June Perkins

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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June Perkins works with many forms of artistic expression: writing, poetry, photography, digital storytelling, blogging, video documentary and education.

She spent nearly a decade living in Far North Queensland, and was mesmerised by its natural beauty, intrigued by its inhabitants and learnt some wisdom through its distinctive weather and people.

She has previously written many short nonfiction pieces for ABC Open, and ABC Open’s award winning Aftermath project, and worked as an invited editor on 500 words. She holds a doctorate from the University of Sydney on the topic of Writing Empowerments (2004)

In 2017, Magic Fish Dreaming won several Royal Dragonfly awards, recently, Second for Children's Poetry Book, Environment, Book Trailer, and fo
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Be still little guardians
can you let me pass?
Let me swim in your river
or is it your looking glass?

Take the song of every river
you have heard in tunes.
Weave them all together,
make a ladder to the moon.

Oh, haven’t you heard
the new river songs,
telling you clearly to
make me belong?

Make your way to the stars
as you let me pass.
Let me swim in your river
become your looking glass.
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