Cathy Wheel is happily retired and lives in Castlemaine.
Cathy’s writing over the last 40 years has mostly been articles on social justice from a feminist activist perspective. Although she continues to write about justice, her writing has been mostly poetry for the past 25 years. Cathy is often bewildered by the behaviour of politicians, decision-makers and voters – a rich source for poems. Cathy’s partner of 30 years is also a poet and has had a significant influence on her writing.
Self-publishing is a process Cathy enjoys. It means making all your own decisions, working to your own timetable, working with friends and keeping local.
Cathy workshops her writing with a small group of local poets when she can. She intends to self-publish her third volume of poetry in early 2024.
In my peripheral vision, poems by Cathy Wheel
Self-published in 2009
Not a Smooth Sail, by Cathy Wheel
Self-published in 2022
It’s complicated, poems by Cathy Wheel - To be published in early 2024
Poem: After the Goldfields
Judge’s Choice, 2021 Castlemaine Poetry Prize
First published in Castlemaine Mail 18 March 2022
Published in Oxygen, a poetry magazine, April 2022