Jennie Fraine

I’m a poetic spirit who loves to write with the public and share those writings.

My most recent project: I have created a map of Moorabool Shire with poetic embellishments, to create a visual display of who lives here and why we do. Yes, all in poetry. This map of Moorabool Shire  is currently being displayed in Lerderderg Library, on two freestanding banners, and the Library has also printed  a booklet which includes not only poems which appear on the map but other poems I liked.

My skill is in engaging people, young or older, to write poetically, even if they have never done so before.

I currently offer presentations, workshops, poetry project management, readings, and roaming poet at festivals and cultural events.

My publications include The Cast Changes (runner-up in Anne Elder Award 1986), the very new self (poems about pregnancy and motherhood), Births and Extinctions, Nosey Poems & Other Rich Pickings, Scouts Exploring a Nostril and Other Action Poems, Horse Power & Other Pet Topics, Writers’ Block & Other Illusions. Poems have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies.

If you would like to utilise my services, please contact me.

Phone: 5367 6976

Mobile: 0447 695 205


To rhyme or not to rhyme, that is the question!

What people have said:

“Lucid and sensual, these poems sing, taut with emotion and tender images – emblems of hope.” Carmel Bird

“Jennie was great. She really knew how to turn simple subjects into wonderful poems, She was very funny but very weird.She made me realise it is easy to write poetry.” Ceridwen, aged 10

“… vibrant, interesting and motivational. The students have not stopped talking about her.” Country post-primary English teacher.

Making poetry accessible, encouraging freedom in self-expression, the pen that transcribes thoughts and feelings for others, that's Jennie Fraine's lifestyle, and work which is play.
Freedom and self-expression for all!


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Jaywig's Jotter - poetry blog
Arty Jay - musings on an arty life
Jennie Fraine, poet, Facebook

Membership of Organisations

She Writes
Writers Victoria
Melbourne Poets Union
Regional Arts Victoria
Australian Poetry
Word Mine (Castlemaine)