Welcome to my home-made website. (Most recent update: July 2018.)

Here, the emphasis is on my newest writing projects, works in progress and recent publication.   

jjpiccompAbout: John Jenkins is a widely published Australian writer of poetry, short fiction, essays and general non-fiction. 

John has lived and worked in several countries, taught masterclasses at home and overseas, and won a number of prestigious literary awards. He was born in Melbourne, and lived in Sydney from 1974 to 1978 before returning to his home city. 

He is presently working on a number of new projects, featured on this site. Namely, a book of short stories, a new collection of poetry (namely, Poems Far and Wide soon to be published, see Latest Posts and Publications link on this website!), and book of essays.

 A former journalist, now living on the rural fringe of Melbourne, John has worked extensively in both commercial and literary magazine publishing, on metro and local newspapers, some radio and a little TV. He has also worked as a teacher, book editor and sessional academic.

He is the author, editor, co-author or co-editor of 23 books.

Readers, explore the menu options and various categories. I hope you find them interesting. Also look for free sound filesbelow.

Cheers, John

Previously, on my old site, much archival material was displayed, which is still freely available upon request.

As a sweetener here, interested people can freely download a sound file, titled The Four (and a half) Seasons. Composed very recently by John Jenkins, it consists of sampled natural sounds from Kangararoo Ground, Victoria, plus electronically treated piano (played by John). Two sections also contain fragments of sampled and treated recordings (one from composer Syd Clayton, another of a Tchaikovsky symphony). Its eight parts are titled: 1. Slow shimmer in summer, frogs, birds, piano. 2. Autumn warm to cool. 3. Syd Clayton and winter rain. 4. Spring, the tempo quickens. 5. Summer night, piano, eagle cry. 6. Summer evening calls, sampled and treated vinyl, crickets. 7. If it quacks like a duck, and walks like a duck... 8. Slow shimmer in summer, returning

kanga birdbath

Notes: For those who have asked... my home page pic was taken from a balcony overlooking terraced high country of Sapa, Vietnam, about 350 km north of Hanoi, while on a week-long and very enjoyable walk.


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Postal Address:
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Kangaroo Ground
Victoria 3097 Australia.


Kanga at birdbath pic: JJ

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