Adele Ogiér Jones
What is to be said about a new address book standing bold next to three in line old, tattered, crossed-out whitened-over versions, about people who move on, pass away and separate, about friendships which melt into acquaintances, about chance meetings which never develop but might have, about children of partners who beget their own and go on to new lives out of reach and contact beyond need and desire now interest has gone. What does it say about the simple gift of friendship with those in old address books about the value of a greeting, gifts sent by word in a poem or brief story from life, rejoicing again encounters, about a meeting on a day like every other still treasured in some special way.
Writing creatively as Ogiér Jones, Adele is a Melbourne poet who works and lives, most often, internationally. She has four collections of poetry published by Ginninderra Press (GP) including From the Edge of the Pacific (2012), chapbooks in the GP Pocket Poets series, and a new trilogy of poetry with Picaro Poets – From the Attic, In the Atelier, At the Gallery (2021). She appears in numerous e-journals and print anthologies including Lothlorien Poetry Journal (2021), Milestones (Ginninderra Press, 2021), Poetry for the Planet (Litoria Press, 2021), and The Trawler 2021 (Gloucester Poetry Society).