I am a poet and prose writer who has lived in Hobart since 1978. I have published four poetry collections: The Season of Chance; Seasoned with Honey (a four-poet anthology); The Language of Water; and How to Belong. My landscape memoir titled My Friends This Landscape is a collection of prose and poetry set in Tasmania. More information about my work can be found on my website at www.annecollins.com.au I was employed for many years in the NGO and education sectors in a variety of positions with a social justice focus. Telling stories is like having a good conversation. Stories help me make sense of a complex world and remind me of how wonderfully creative human beings can be.