Finuala Dowling

Her first volume of poetry, I Flying, was awarded the Ingrid Jonker Prize. Her second volume, Doo-Wop Girls of the Universe, published by Penguin, was co-winner of the 2003 Sanlam Award for Poetry when submitted in the unpublished manuscript category. In March 2005, Penguin published her first novel, What Poets Need. She is also the author of several short stories published in local and international anthologies, and of an award-winning comedy, Bungee Writing Finals. A former Unisa lecturer, Finuala now works as a freelance writer, lecturer, editor and materials developer in Cape Town.

(She also has poetry published on OuLitNet.)

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Gus Ferguson: Old poets never die, they simply decompose

Finuala Dowling In memoriam 2021-01-11

"Gus’s totem, the snail, holds the key to a less well-known aspect of his make-up. He was a closet scientist; for him, science had a beauty and patterning that made it mystical."

Joint review – Heaven: New and Selected Poems and Holding Back

Finuala Dowling 2014-10-27 "Gus Ferguson and Douglas Reid Skinner are generous poets who live in their works as real characters (worried, bereaved, amused, enamoured) and who mind about their readers."