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Anna Couani

Anna Couani

Anna Couani, born in 1948, is a Sydney writer and visual artist who runs The Shop Gallery in Glebe in Sydney with her husband, sculptor Hilik Mirankar. She taught Art and ESL in secondary schools spending twenty years in Intensive English Centres. She has published seven books of poetry and prose, most recently, a collection of poetry called local. HEAT magazine published her serial novel The Western Horizon in the late 1990s. She was an officer of the NSW Poets Union in the 1970s and 1980s and a founding member of the No Regrets women writers group in the 1980s. She was active in small press publishing in the 1970s and 1980s, working with Ken Bolton on Magic Sam magazine, and publishing Sea Cruise Books. She co-edited Island in the Sun prose anthologies with Damian White; Minute to Midnight (new writing for peace and disarmament) with Carmel Kelly, Kit Kelen, and Mark Roberts; and To End all Wars with Dael Allison, Kit Kelen, and Les Wicks. She is a printmaker and painter. Many of her works have been used for book covers. She also writes and records music and has put her own and other poets’ work to music.

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Her out of print work is archived at