Born Launceston, Tasmania. Lived many years in Melbourne before going happily tropical in 1994. Career in librarianship 1962-1980. Helped start Poets Union of Australia in the late seventies. Pioneered poetry workshops in prisons in the early eighties. Formed Word of Mouth Poetry Theatre with Anita Sinclair, Ken Smeaton, Malcolm Brodie, 1986. Studied Ceremonial Magic, Shamanism and Druidry before coming home to Witchcraft. Wiccan Priestess and white light energy worker. Cat lover (and certain very special dogs). Books: Universe Cat (Melbourne, Pariah Press, 1985, OP). Small Poems of April (Three Bridges, Vic., Abalone Press, 1991, OP). Secret Leopard: New and Selected Poems 1974-2005 (Paris, Alyscamps Press, 2005, ISBN 0-9764509-1-7) Names: born Rosemary Robinson; married names Rosemary Freeman (briefly), Rosemary Nissen (longterm), Rosemary Wade (current); professional name, as a writer and as a teacher of metaphysics, Rosemary Nissen-Wade.
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