Poetry is the stuff that doesn't reach the edges of paper. Concise, that's me! A past member of The Fellowship of Australian Writers: Society of Women's Writers: The Sutherland Shire Writing Group: the latter, with guidance from Laurel Dumbrell and peer group feed-back, soon had me sending work off to publishers. My numerous published works cover varied genres: short stories, historical articles, award-winning play writing, humorous verse and bush poetry. Condensing a many-paged volume into legible verse was indeed a challenge. If I have succeeded, Crushed Classics combines the spirit of the tale with the essence of the storyline. As the river meanders, so poetry generates that same freedom for emotional rambling.