Artist: Mike Gilmour

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Mike Gilmour

G’Day. Poetry writing and reading has been a life interest for me. In the last two years I have been expanding these skills with performances at the North Pine Bush Poets Club, at community and family events, concerts and poetry competitions. I enjoy reciting both traditional poets, such as Banyo Paterson and Henry Lawson, as well as our very talented modern day poets.

I am very happy to recite at your event in the Brisbane region, and for community organisations on a pro bono basis. I am a ‘True Blue’ Aussie, born in Pinjarra WA. I spent my youth and early working years in the mid North of South Australia near the Flinders Ranges. I now live in Brisbane with my wife, along with children and grandchildren.

I am a proud Australian, and I use every opportunity to promote this great country through poetry and other means. This pride extends to the promotion of our floral emblem, the Golden Wattle. I am a member of the Wattle Day Association of Australia, which promotes the celebration of our floral emblem on the proclaimed Wattle Day, being 1 September each year. I am a member of the Australian Bush Poets Association (ABPA).

Area:  Brisbane, South East Qld

Years Performing: 2

Entertainment style:  Humorous, Serious, Traditional Bush Poetry

Merchandise: Work in progress

Poet/Writers work

I regard myself as an ‘apprentice’ poem writer. Having written several poems, I am gaining confidence in my skills and creativity.