Distant Island is a collection of poems exploring the role of motherhood, female identity and the sense of place.
“In Distant Island Beth Wunderlich’s early poems form a small but beautifully balanced anthology. As they are read, the mind is opened to the spirit of soul. But then, with sharp reality, life hits back. Beth’s observations are acute, empathetically relating to life, exploring the oneness of the universe. As Beth says, ‘I am rooted stone, soar to astral space through song’. Profundity sleeping in the day to day of life. Marvellous.” Del Nightingale
Beth Wunderlich, a former teacher of English, is married and has two daughters and a son. With her husband she has lived in France and in the United States. She is a member of the Adult Education Association – Wednesday Writers’ Group, the Fellowship of Australian Writers and the Society of Women Writers, and has written poems, short stories and plays.
Beth’s poems have been widely published, including in Expression, Pen Poetry Anthology, Poet, the Golden Wattle Series, Fin, Mayblooms, and the ABC Anthology – The Tin Wash Dish. Her poems have bee read in A First Hearing on the ABC and at St. Martin’s Theatre. She has edited Mayblooms, the Hawthorn Literary Magazine, and continues to write her own poetry.