Yvonne Patterson is New Zealand born, living in Perth Western Australia, proving that kiwis do fly. She enjoys the freedom of poetry after a career in clinical psychology and policy roles in mental health, disability, community and justice areas and holds an M.Psych (Clin) and MBA from UWA.
Her poetry explores borders and fault lines around us as human beings living within social and political contexts. It asks questions about the ethics of how we behave towards each other and our environment. It draws from career experience and personal interests in arts, science, politics and especially social justice and equity.
She has poems published in Anthologies and Journals including Not Very Quiet, Grieve Anthology 2020, Writers Resist, Creatrix and the Australian Rationalist Journal.