Wolf Painting

Kathy Tierney


Kathy Tierney is a writer who has poetry published in various journals. She has won three poetry awards; The 2004 Newcastle Poetry Prize-local (joint first prize),The 2005 Dennis Butler Memorial Award: Free Form Poetry (1st prize) and the Bessie Jennings Award Literary Writing Competition 2017 (2nd prize). She has also won a commended award in the 2007 Roland Robinson Literary award. She has an Associate Degree in Creative Writing from Southern Cross University, Australia.

Writing down thorns


Belly down, nose to the ground, his mind slid

like a wolf escaping

a preface at the door;

her with a dark ink smile,

hands holding so many plots,

all of them standing at his door

in glass slippers.

She was lyrical obvious,

self not born,

always some-one else’s words