Our Founder Member
Ursula passed away suddenly on 18th/19th February 2009
Ursula Kiernan, Founder Member of Slipstream Poets, was 83 years old and had in recent suffered increasingly from Parkinsonís Disease.
Ursula published her first poem when she was seven years old. Her jobs were many and various. Perhaps heading up the Copywriting Department for S H Benson in Bombay was the high spot. During the last ten years she published four full collections. These are FISH THAT SING (1999) ONLY SICILIAN LEMONS (2003) THE HOUSE OF THE LEFT-HAND DOOR (2005) and ON THE WILD SIDE OF THE MOON (2008).
She will be sadly missed not only by Slipstream Poets but by many others in literary circles who have a particular interest in poetry.
One of Ursulaís poems, The Hat, which was prompted by a Jackie Wills Workshop, is reproduced on the WEB Poem link.