joanne burns is a Sydney poet. Her poetry includes numerous prose poems, short fiction and monologues. Her first book of poetry, Snatch, was published in London in 1972. Since then she has published over a dozen other collections including on a clear day, aerial photography, footnotes of a hammock and an illustrated history of dairies in 2007. Joanne has been performing her work since the 1970s. She has been a teacher of English and creative writingHer most recent book is amphora - Giramondo Publishing 2011. She is working on a new collection brush.