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A woman in a blue blouse standing at the beach

Colleen Keating is a Sydney poet. Her writing explores the wonder and paradox of nature with the harsh realities of life,  justice, equality and the increasing threat to our natural environment.  Colleen’s answer to the world is poetry. 

Colleen is a member of White Pebbles Haiku Group which meets in Gosford at the beautiful and peaceful Edogawa Commemorative Garden at the beginning of each season to share in their collective joy of haiku. The group enjoys gathering at the Gallery café and is often inspired by the exhibitions held at the Gosford Regional Gallery.

Colleen has published six collections of poetry, including two award-winning verse novels, Hildegard of Bingen: A poetic journey and Olive Muriel Pink: her radical & idealistic life. Her newly published book is The Dinner Party: A poetic reflection. (2023) 

Colleen is co-editor of the past two anthologies of the Women Writers Network.  She enjoys several other poetry groups to share and edit her work.

Colleen writes on Ku-ring-gai land in Sydney and Darkinjung on the Central Coast of NSW.