Jodie Hawthorne was born and bred on Tasmania’s North West coast. Her paternal family, descending from the First Fleet Lucas-Hodgetts pioneer clan and Deloraine Irish, have lived in Tasmania since 1816. Jodie’s maternal grandmother and mother, of Old Yorkshire stock, came out to Australia on the Ten Pound Pom scheme, settling in NW Tasmania in the early 1960s.
Jodie holds a BA in Chinese and a Grad Dip in Australian Folklife and currently studies Family History at UTAS. Her main writing focus has been the mastering of short verse but she also dabbles in other literary genres, photography, art and craft. Jodie’s poetry skills were first broadcast on 7BU Radio back in the 80s. She has since gone on to have her writing published in The Koori Mail, Yellow Moon, Famous Reporter, paper wasp, Blue Giraffe, Eucalypt, Eureka Street and others.
Watching Pilgrims, Watching Me Pardalote Press 2006
timeless shoreline: a haiku journey through Bali Amazon Kindle 2017
down days: random haiku moments Amazon Kindle 2017
Van Diemen’s Land ~ an exploration of the convict stain (forthcoming)