Elly McDonald

Writer

St Catherine (1982)

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I’m a catherine wheel

(you may not have realised that)

a roman candle

(singe your eyebrows off)

all gold and pink intense spitting light

flailing the night-sky

fire

shock the darkness

(spin explode display)

I’m a white hot astral

torturing device

Author: Elly McDonald

Art lover. Loves her family and companion animals. Worked in the Australian rock music industry as a journalist and published widely as a poet before moving to London and spending the better part of a decade in advertising agencies. Returned to Australia and briefly tried teaching, primarily teaching English to non-English speaking, newly-arrived refugees but also as a high school classroom teacher. Has travelled Western Europe, North Africa, Russia, Northern India, East Asia, coastal USA, some Pacific Islands, and Australia.

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