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Gone Dotty

Kate Toon

Angry dog walkers, depressed goldfish, poo haikus and backyard stalkers

A collection of silly and sad poems inspired by the little things in life that can be enjoyed over a cup of tea and a bun.

Delicious … funny, quirky, moving little bites of everyday life that hit the mark, every time. Do yourself a favour – read these!”
Charlotte Calder, Children’s Writer and Author of ‘Stuck’.

“Fresh, living, full of rhyme and rhythm, Kate’s poems are funny, clever, light and deep. They’re about the delights, disgusts, loves and challenges of everyday life – from babies, old age, dogs, ducks and goldfish, to bogans, hair, fat and feet! Accessible and contemporary, a book to have on your shelf and dip into any time.”
Meredith Gilmore, Coast Arts Presenter, Coast FM 963

"From sweet to sour, Kate's anthology shifts from deep to funny so quickly. It has it all! Executed by an extremely talented poet. I can't wait to read more"
Eliza Hull, Australian Poetry, Café Poets Director

“I’m not surprised that such a great playwright and author of perhaps my favourite short play – SushiWushiWoo – would be an excellent poet as well. This anthology is well worth a read.”
Pete Malicki, Literary Manager of Short+Sweet Theatre International


About the Author

Kate Toon

Kate Toon was born in England. After studying at Leeds University, Kate spent several years working in London before moving to Australia.

She began her career as a music journalist, and then moved into publishing and events. She’s also worked as a chat line operator, masseuse, gibbon keeper, producer, copywriter, and sold underpants in a large retail store.

Kate plays have been performed across Australia, in the US, Europe, Asia and the UK. Several have won awards and been developed into short films.

Kate is a member of Australian Poets and a ‘Café Poet’ at Gnostic Mana in Woy Woy.

Her literary influences include Spike Milligan, Victoria Wood, Raymond Carver, Garrison Keillor, Bill Bryson and Alan Ayckbourn.

She lives on the Central Coast, NSW, with her husband, son and dog.



Gone Dotty by Kate Toon

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ISBN: 9781922022318
Format: Paperback B 198mm x 128mm
Extent: 100 pages
RRP: $18.00
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Category: Poetry--Fiction.