Lynette Arden is a poet, blogger and artist with Honours degrees in Geography (University of New England) and Graphic Design (Liverpool Polytechnic—now Liverpool John Moores University). Lynette spent her childhood in country New South Wales and has since studied and worked in Australia, Papua New Guinea and the United Kingdom. She now lives in Adelaide, South Australia.
Her poetry has been published in journals and collections in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the USA, Canada, India and Japan. Her first book of poetry, A Pause in the Conversation, was published in Friendly Street New Poets 15 (Wakefield Press) in 2010. Her first single collection of poetry: Travelling Through the Unexpected (Ginninderra Press 2018).
Lynette publishes the online journal Echidna Tracks: Australian Haiku.
She is a past Vice President of the Australian Haiku Society and has convened several writers’ workshop groups based in Adelaide, including Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry, U3A Adelaide Writers Workshop and City Writers. Lynette has designed and painted murals for local libraries and Adelaide Zoo. She has also produced publications and designed websites for various community groups.