Lyn grew up in Sydney near a beach and loves to be close to the sea, which finds its way into many of her poems. At twenty she went to live in London for two years and on her return to Australia worked in art galleries, including The Yellow House, before moving to northern NSW and, later, to a sheep farm in Tasmania. She now lives near a beach outside Hobart with her husband and small white dog. Most of her work has involved books — as children’s librarian, teacher of library and information studies, editor and small press publisher.
Lyn’s poetry, stories and haiku have been widely published. Her haiku book, Walking the Tideline, came out in 2001 and a poetry collection, Speaking with Ghosts was published by Ginninderra Press in 2002. In 2008 Walleah Press published the anthology Seasoned with Honey, where her work appears with three other women poets. The manuscript won a FAW National Literary Award.
Lyn has been the editor for the Tasmanian literary journal Famous Reporter.
“Lyn Reeves effectively explores the interactions between objects and desire, and explores the sensual world of the body as a site in which all kinds of emotions are enacted, displayed and conjured with… I can’t think of any other Australian poetry book which deals with these subjects in such an appealing and sensual way.”
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