Staying: A Memoir

Staying: A Memoir

Book Review by Sharon Dean Every part of this book makes my heart either ache or sing. In Staying, Jessie Cole describes the slow process of regaining her footing in the world after the suicide of her sister and then her father. ‘When someone takes their own life,’ she writes, ‘it is hard to forget that they […]

Australian Haiku Moment

Australian Haiku Moment

Australian Haiku Moment Our own SSOA editor, Sharon Dean, is also an accomplished and often-published haiku poet - and one of her haiku is currently featured on the cover of the Australian Haiku Society ejournal. An excerpt from an interview with Sharon is found in the accompanying article. Read it below - or you can go to the Society's website …

Compassion Will Trump Animal Abuse

Compassion Will Trump Animal Abuse

Stepping up for animals and the environment in a harsh political climate Guest blog by Sharon Dean If Donald Trump’s success in the US election demonstrates anything without a doubt it is that there’s a sickness at the heart of the country. From the moment Trump entered the campaign, he gave voice to many aspects […]