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Ian Mackay

Ian Mackay is a Biology and Chemistry Teacher, environmentalist and poet living on the Mary River near Kenilworth in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Since the early nineties he has been president of the Conondale Range Committee, one of the Sunshine Coast’s longest-serving conservation groups, and has been involved with, and written widely on forestry and water issues.

He is also a regular poet and presenter at the greenhouse at the Woodford Folk Festival. He has hosted both The Great Debate and The Infamous Poet’s Brawl as well as being one of the speakers in the Great Green Debate.

His poetry has been aired frequently on ABC radio and his CD Ripples in Rhyme was released in 2003. He has the unique distinction of being the only poet to have one of his poems displayed in the lunch room at the Luggage Point sewage treatment plant.

His daughter Arkin, who did the dry dam photography, has grown up surrounded by environmental causes and has used her talents as a graphic artist to add visuals to the words.


Evaporation of the vision splendid
Environment - 24/07/2006 - 41 comments
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