Rebecca Newman. (Photo by Jan Nicholls.)

Rebecca Newman. (Photo by Jan Nicholls.)

I had a childhood filled with nursery rhymes and poetry. Now that I’ve grown up I can’t push a child on a swing without reciting ‘The Swing’ by Robert Louis Stevenson at the same time.

I wrote my first poem when I was 9 (it was called ‘The Fire’) and never stopped writing. My poetry has been published in The School Magazine (Countdown, and Blast Off) and Alphabet Soup.

My poems are often inspired by the rhythm of everyday things — pushing a swing, walking, brushing teeth, grating carrots …

You can read some of my poems by clicking on the POEMS tab of this website. When I’m not writing poetry, I am also the editor at Alphabet Soup’s website www.alphabetsoup.net.au.

I live in Perth, Western Australia and I love my tiny kitchen garden. And I read lots and lots and lots of books.