Contributors / May 2009 (Issue 7)

Alan Jefferies
ImageAlan Jefferies is an Australian born poet and children's author who was born in Brisbane and grew up in Cleveland. He lived in Sydney and Coalcliff for much of the 80's and 90's and obtained degrees in Communication and Writing from the University of Technology, Sydney. In 1998 he moved to Hong Kong where he lived until 2007. With Mani Rao and Kit Kelen he initiated the spoken word reading "OutLoud" and later started "Vodka Slam" Hong Kong's first performance poetry slam. He has published five books of poems but is probably best known for his children's book The Crocodile who Wanted to be Famous (Sixth Finger Press, 2004). He now lives in Brisbane and keeps a musical alter ego here. [Read]

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