to Country Rhymes
& the literary works of Australian Poet / Lyricist Maggie
From the heart of Australia, the
western plains of NSW, come the charming works of the Australian
Poet, Lyricist and Playwright Maggie May Gordon -- in collaboration
with regional artist Faye Gardiner and various other home-grown
and international artists.
The Country Rhymes Gallery
includes A4 prints ideal for framing and special occasions, produced
on high quality gloss card; and a range of books of "keepsake"
quality which make ideal gifts for all occasions.
a Sydney girl, Maggie May Gordon has spent the majority of her
life on a sheep property on the western plains of New South Wales
-- a great inspiration for many of her verses. During that time,
she has won awards for her poetry and short stories and has had
her poetry performed in eisteddfods, schools and on radio.
Maggie May Gordon is also the original
Author & Lyricist of "Eureka!
the Musical" (Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, 2004).
Opening to rave reviews as part of the Melbourne International
Arts Festival, Eureka! was extended 3 times after the official
close of the festival. Eureka! was nominated for Best Musical
in the Robert Helpmann Awards for Australian Theatre and also
nominated for six Green Room Awards in 2005.
In September 2008, her most recent
theatrical work "SWAG
the Musical" (a love story set on the land during the
Great Depression) was launched by the Cowra Musical & Dramatic
Society to wonderful reviews and 4 nominations in the CATS Awards
(Canberra Theatre Awards).
Maggie's lyrics have been performed in concert, on radio &
television and released on CD.