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

Australian-born, with English mother, has lived in several Australian cities and in London. Travelled widely. Way way back when, published widely as a poet and short story writer. For the first 20 years of my working life I worked as an entertainment journalist, publicist, PR consultant and in advertising and media agencies. In the second 20 years, I worked in marketing roles at non-profit organisations then retrained as a teacher, primarily teaching English to non-English speaking, newly-arrived refugees. Also did miserable McJobs, and a long, happy stint at an art gallery.

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