While the only poet named among Australia’s 100 Living National Treasures is Les Murray, Venie Holmgren is a splendid candidate to add to the list. At 92, the writer and poet can look back on a life of activism, adventure and enterprise. And that life is far from over as she works on what she sees as a neglected history: the story of the anti-Vietnam war movement in her native Western Australia.
So writes Kevin Childs for the Guardian.
A very interesting profile of our resident perma poet, Venie the gracious grandma of permaculture lives happily in the house her son and Su designed, built and maintains.