Poet bios – Sally-Anne Watson Kane, Seamus Foley and Delia Tobin

Among the Wildflowers (2023) is a self-published compilation of poems by three poets: Sally-Anne Watson Kane, Seamus Foley and Delia Tobin.

Delia, Seamus and Sally-Anne acknowledge all First Nations people of Australia as the traditional owners of this land, and pay their respect to Gunaikurnai and Bunurong elders, past, present and emerging, of Gunaikurnai Country and Bunurong Country where they live, work and write poetry. Sally-Anne also pays respect to Dja Dja Wurrung elders, the traditional owners of Central Victoria, in whose Country she was born and raised and whose Country some of her poems are about.

Sally-Anne Watson Kane

Writer coach Sally-Anne

Sally-Anne lives in Moe, Latrobe Valley, Gippsland, with her family of humans, dogs, chickens and wild birds. She runs an online editing, life stories writing and self-publishing business: On Time Typing Books and Life Stories. She grew up in Central Victoria, travelled overseas and around Australia,  lived in the Northern Territory for 20 years, then settled in Gippsland 15 years ago.

In this book, Sally-Anne’s poems reflect her childhood memories, and relationship with Country, rivers and bushland in both Gippsland and Central Victoria – all seen through the lens of a White person trying to live respectfully on Stolen Land. To purchase a copy, contact Sally-Anne here.

Seamus Foley

Seamus Foley grew up in rural Ireland where poetry and song were an integral part of his childhood and schooling. He emigrated to Australia in 1989 and now lives in Gippsland with ten chooks and someone else’s dog.

In this book, Seamus’s poems reflect his memories of growing up in Ireland as well as his experience of life here. To purchase a copy from Seamus, email:

Delia Tobin

Delia Tobin was born in Tipperary, Ireland and travelled to Australia in 1988. She began writing poetry in her school days and has been writing ever since. Delia works part time as a Holistic Counsellor and is passionate about helping young people. When she is not writing she enjoys painting, camping in the bush and playing the bodhran at Irish Festivals. Delia is currently living on the Mornington Peninsula.

In this book, her poems are about memories from her Irish childhood, walking in the Australian Bushland and enjoying a warm camp fire underneath the stars. To purchase a copy, contact Delia here.

For more information about Among the Wildflowers, see  here.

Image: Sally-Anne, Seamus and Delia at Moe book launch. Copyright D Kane.

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