Written on Water, poetry by Gail Hennessy, Flying Islands Books, 2017.
Gail Hennessy is a poet from Newcastle, NSW in Australia. Her work has been published widely in newspapers, literary supplements, journals and anthologies over the last forty years. In 2010, her collection, Witnessing followed her Doctoral thesis, Testimonio: Witnessing my Mother's Life: Race and Identity in Twentieth Century Australia. her poem, The Dichotomy of the Paper Flower (after Emily Kgnwarreye) won the Philip Bacon Ekphrasis Award and is included in this collection. Her most recent collection of poetry is The M Word, Girls on Key Press 2019.