I am a writer, poet and traveller from Australia. A passionate explorer of the wonders of life on Earth, I use writing as a way to discover, share and enjoy the beauty around us. From tranquil glades and riversides to bustling markets and streets the pen and the page are my anchors in attempts to capture the essence of a place. Through sharing my work and running writing workshops I encourage others to delve into the world of words.
My first book of poetry: Glimpses of Earth
Glimpses of Earth collects moments of clarity in the search for belonging. The bush is the bedrock of the work, which explores a beauty seen away from humankind, the coming alive of the world when you let yourself go. Old lessons hide out there, in shaded clearings and animal tracks. In the mirror of life provided by other beings are conversations about love, about being enough, about knowing who you are. There is grief, for environmental catastrophes felt from afar. There is praise, there is awe that inspires life, there is love, gratitude and deep appreciation for the marvels of Earth.
“In Glimpses of Earth we are privileged to glimpse the mind of Leo Lazarus, a new poetic voice speaking in the language of nature. He takes us into the world of trees, sun, moon, water, insects and animals and all that we can learn from them as mere humans in their thrall. We can do well to read these poems and appreciate nature for all her gifts in the gift of this poetry. I welcome Leo to the pantheon of poets whose voice is a breath of fresh air.”
– Sandy Jeffs, OAM
Myanmar in Moments
My first book, Myanmar in Moments, is out now. It is a story of seeing, of looking at a place and attempting to lift the veil of preconception, desire and expectation. It comes through my eyes as I take a journey with no destination through a country of broken histories and whole people.
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Conversation is the eternal spice
the giving and receiving
we’re all most familiar with