To acquire these books (those still available) please click on highlighted links ONLY. Clicking on the images doesn't do it, sorry. They are included anyway because we all like to choose books by their covers. 😀

In the case of temporary failure of links to work (due to inexplicable Google glitches, such as are being experienced while I'm writing this) please search my name at Amazon and Smashwords; or, for the freebies, email me and I'll send them to you. 


Universe Cat 

(Melbourne, Pariah Press, 1985)

My first poetry book, launched at Margareta Weber's Bookshop in Melbourne (which no longer exists). This book, at the time a best-seller for poetry, has long been out of print, but much of it is included in Secret Leopard.

Small Poems of April 
(Three Bridges, Vic., Abalone Press, 1992) 

My second poetry book, self-published as the final volume produced by Abalone Press after a decade of publishing Australian poetry – often, award-winning Australian poetry – by other people. This is also out of print, but most of it is in Secret Leopard.

Secret Leopard 
A 'new and selected' 
(Paris, Alyscamps Press, 2005) 

A few copies of the paperback are still available from the author (see 
Contact Details).
Republished as an ebook 2017, available from Smashwords.


She Too 
with Delaina J. Miller, Helen Patrice and Leigh D.C. Spencer
(Kansas City, Content X Design, 2014)

Available from Amazon as paperback or ebook.

She Too: Four Voices In (Almost) Harmony is a poetry anthology brought to you by four female poets from two continents – Australia and the United States. She Too offers a poetic glimpse of the gifts and tragedies found while cultivating a glorious existence. There are magical moments and moments that tease a tear within this diverse anthology.

Three Cycles of the Moon 
with Jennie Fraine and Helen Patrice
(Published by Jennie Fraine 2016)

Ebook, available from Smashwords

Once upon a time there were three women, who, inspired by a fourth, set out on a month-long journey. They travelled from New Moon to Full and back to Dark Moon again, charting all the aspects and phases of their relationships with Luna, Her Goddesses, Her moods, and their own. One poet travelled across the Earth, while the two others remained fixed in the terra firma of Australia. They won the treasure of wild inspiration, and yes, at times, struggled with 'what to write', as the month went on, and on, and the Moon just kept rising. Open an eye to the telescope to view Selene, Diana, Artemis, the Rabbit in the Moon, and maybe even the Old Woman In the Moon. Move through the Three Cycles of the Moon, in poetry.


Life After Death (2014)
Monologues and micropoems  

Available in Kindle

What is it like to lose someone you love?

After losing her husband in 2012 acclaimed Australian poet, Rosemary Nissen-Wade, pours out her heart and soul in this heartfelt chapbook lovingly dedicated to her late husband Andrew. 

This self-exploration of moving on to a new life that is a Life After Death is a must read for all those brave enough to love without limits.

The Imagined Other (2014)
a collaboration with Walt Wojtanic, Phillip Barker and Bruce Niedt

Available in Kindle

Love is in the air

Love’s call and response — a lover speaking to another is the essence of this somonka chapbook. 

Somonka is a dialogue between lovers, in this case imagined between Rosemary and three other poets (and sometimes between Rosemary and herself) – who have all, of course, known love, so it was easy to bring truth to these flights of fancy.


Poetry chapbooks in PDF form, available for download (click on highlighted links).

One reason they're free is that the presentation is imperfect, e.g. in converting to PDF there was some slippage, with footnotes which should be on the bottom of one page ending up at the top of the next, and so on. Don't say you weren't warned! But it's only occasional, and the text of the poems is accurate.

Shifting (2010)

Dear — (2011)