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Denise Nowakowski is an Australian Poet and Writer. Denise is full of surprises. Her family of four children and six grand children are now used to hearing "Want to read my latest creation?"

    

 

Denise is an Australian writer though she was born in Poland. She came to Australia in 1949 as a child.  She lived and studied in New South Wales and Victoria.  

After meeting her future husband in 1952 she stayed in Melbourne and was married in 1956.

In late 1999, after returning from her first visit to Poland since leaving the country during the war, she began writing with the aim to publish her work. Denise had "always" written poetry
and had been copywriting as a hobby/good deed for others ever since she was twelve years of age and it became clear that this was her real goal in life.

Since then, her poetry has appeared (in English and Polish) in anthologies, magazines and newspapers in Australia, the USA and Poland. Her first book of poems REFLECTIONS was published in 2005.

 Denise also writes Short Story Fiction.

 

 

However, poetry has been her love as long as she can remember. The collection of poems accumulated only reaches back to 1978 (the rest has disappeared in the process of moving house 36 times), and would be too numerous to display here.

She loves sitting well into the night when the house is quiet and still, gliding her fingers over the keys, never knowing what she will write next.



Birth Place: Pabianice,  Poland

Accomplishments: Her work has appeared in both English and Polish, in anthologies, magazines ad newspapers.

Her work includes:

'Your Life' - in an anthology 'Pearls of the Past', for which the Editor's Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry was presented by the International Library of Poetry.

'Bluey Day' was published in the local press promoting an event raising funds for Cancer Kids.

Another poem 'Polskie Kwiaty' was published in the Polish weekly newspaper 'Tygodnik Polski' in Melbourne.

Seeing 'Passion of the Christ' had moved her so deeply that 'Jesus, My Lord' was concieved and published here in Australia and a translated version appeared in a Church Magazine in Poland.

REFLECTIONS a collection of poems was published in November 2005. It was launched at the Dandenong Library, Melbourne, Australia.

The tedious task of translating her collection of poetry from REFLECTIONS is completed.

ROVING THE BEACHES was launched in November 2008.

     



Books

Roving the Beaches by Denise Nowakowski
Collection of selected poems from my book Reflections. English originals and Polish translation. Limited Edition - 200 copies only....
  

 

Reflections by Denise Nowakowski
A Collection of Poems for the serious, the comic, young and the young at heart. Here is one of the poems....
  

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Short Stories

Valley of Despair
 by Denise Nowakowski
Will Justin Sommerset be able to rescue the two most important people in his life, from the fate Jenny was contemplating for them?...



Poetry

Life in Bloom
 by Denise Nowakowski
A touch of romance in a positive thought....


Goodbye My Friend
 by Denise Nowakowski
As I remember her, my friend, while she was with us....


Rain
 by Denise Nowakowski
Persistance and hope brings results even during drought....


For My Ear
 by Denise Nowakowski
Was she real or just in my imagination...and who was she, if she were there at all?...


A Wave
 by Denise Nowakowski
What happens when a wave returns to the ocean?...


What Does the River See
 by Denise Nowakowski
Reflections of nature...


Joy
 by Denise Nowakowski
Through tears of sadness to tears of joy - laughter, happiness... ...


Enjoying Now
 by Denise Nowakowski
Life is too short to ponder on the past or to worry about the future - let us enjoy the moments we have now....


Misty Veil
 by Denise Nowakowski
A delightful scene from the surface of a NZ Fiord....


Darkness and Light
 by Denise Nowakowski
Nights at times seem endless...when daylight arrives we rejoyce....


Rotorua
 by Denise Nowakowski
Imagening the chaos, fear and tragedy of an earthquake that happened a long time ago...then peace....


I Live Only for You (Dedicated to Nick Vujicic)
 by Denise Nowakowski
I wrote this poem after watching the wonderful story of a young man who was born without limbs and who happily travel around the world preaching God's Words of Love....


Slender Maiden
 by Denise Nowakowski
Contemplating the senses in the sunshine and approaching evening....


Ozziland
 by Denise Nowakowski
The most beautiful country - my home, my world....


Faithful and True
 by Denise Nowakowski
The "Ten Commandments" in simple words. ...


Stop, Listen, Reflect
 by Denise Nowakowski
Each day is a day to take time and think about you, about where you are going. Make time for yourself....


Reminiscing in the Heat
 by Denise Nowakowski
In Country Victoria (Australia)on a hot summer's day one can see the air shimmering in the heat. It can be devastatingly hot and at the same time fascinating to watch....


Tomorrow
 by Denise Nowakowski
I am a Palliative Care Volunteer and wrote this poem after the death of one of my patients, for the person who was caring for him till the very end....


Twins
 by Denise Nowakowski
Very deep emotions stirred my heart on the way to the fiords on South Island of New Zealand which prompted the erruption of this poem....


Bridal Veil
 by Denise Nowakowski
This poem emerged from a combination of experiences in NZ and my daughter's farm in northern Victoria (Australia)....


All the Same - All Different
 by Denise Nowakowski
Sometimes we need to stop and think where we are going. We only live today, this minute - so let us enjoy the NOW....


No Warning
 by Denise Nowakowski
This poem was written shortly after my father's death which, although expected was very sudden....


After the Crash
 by Denise Nowakowski
After the crash came a changed perspective, a different outlook on what is life....


Jesus, My Lord
 by Denise Nowakowski
This poem was written after seeing the "Passion of the Christ" and I hope that my decision to follow Christ's teachings stays with me to the end....


Peacock Sounds
 by Denise Nowakowski
A neighbour on one side of us has a peacock making noises twenty four hours a day. Friends all around have trouble sleeping yet don't want to be nasty. I wrote this poem and gave it to the owners of...



News

Reflections
 by Denise Nowakowski
Reflections is A Collection of Poems by Denise Nowakowski...


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Additional information

A Novel is in progress though it had to be put on hold for a time. Denise is once again continuing with the manuscript.

 
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