Shelley Hansen - Lady of Lines
Winner of National Henry Lawson Award for Traditional Rhyming Verse 2019/20
Queensland Written Bush Poetry Champion 2015
Australian Humorous Written Bush Poetry Champion 2017


I invite you to enter my website - and my poetic world ...

Why read poetry? In a world of instant access and 24/7 availability, it is all too easy to fail to take time to appreciate the finer things in life. These things can help restore our emotional balance when the stresses and pressures of everyday living throw us out of kilter. Poetry is an integral part of the human spirit. Throughout the ages it has been a measure of our hopes, our fears, our joys, our tears ... our humanity.

As you view the world through the poet's eye, may you find the key to unlock the secrets of your heart.

Latest News!!

My Poem of the Month recently won last year's "Adults Writing for Children" section of the Toolangi CJ Dennis Poetry Awards. Check it out!

Are you an Instagram user? My latest project is a series of recited short poems written by others. Just 60 seconds or less, they are verses I've collected and treasured through the years. Check out "Just a Minute" on my Instagram page @lady_of_lines_shelley or search with the hashtag #shelleyjustaminute.

My electronic poetry newsletter eLines is now in its 8th year - with features celebrating Australian poets and poetry. In readable one page format it can be delivered confidentially and free to your email inbox every month. Use the Contact Me form to be added to my mailing list.

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