June Perkins taken by Heidi Den Ronden

Dr June Perkins is a lyrical, jubilant, compassionate and poetic writer of Indigenous Papua New Guinean and Australian background with extensive experience in conducting cultural and creative writing workshops within community settings and in tutoring and mentoring primary school, high school and tertiary writers. She is moved to write by pressing social issues, such as the future of the planet, the need to eradicate extremes of wealth and poverty and prejudice, and the optimism of young people.

Her PhD was on the subject of writing empowerment, and ever since finalising that in 2004, she has been applying her research into her everyday practices as a writer in and for community. In 2016 June won an ASA writing mentorship for picture books and successfully crowd funded and published Magic Fish Dreaming, a poetry book for children and the young at heart. In 2017 she won several Royal Dragon Fly Awards for Magic Fish Dreaming.

Her work has been published in a huge variety of spaces, including ABC Open. She is working hard towards more publication breakthroughs, with a novel and picture books in progress.


Please respect all copyright for this work. If you want to make use of something you need my prior written permission.  I am not the copyright holder on all of the work. See COPYRIGHT HERE.

If printing any poems for classroom use please keep a CAL record and credit it.

I am delighted to be a member of the following groups or directories. Gumbootspearlz is my website. Pearlz Dreaming is listed in the Australian Women Bloggers Directory.


You can find me at  Twitter    Facebook    Vimeo    Pinterest   Nineteen Months

Australian Childrens Poetry


2 thoughts on “Author

    1. Thanks for dropping by Christina. More things coming up on the blog soon. Have started a new job mentoring writing and university studies which I absolutely love. I love a lot of different creative things.

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