Leah Kaminsky
Books - Poetry - Short stories - Non-fiction articles - Personal Pieces -
Columns - Profiles - Book Reviews - Readings - Workshops - Writers Groups




ABC Guide to Poisons - Houghton Mifflin, 1991

Your Child’s Health - 4th edition (coauthor Prof Frank Oberklaid) Hardie Grant, 2006
(Extensive media reviews) (1st edition 1993)

Spilt Milk - RMIT 1988 ed Judith Rodriguez & Antoni Jach
(poetry chapbook)


Metamorphosis & Reality’s a Concept in Melbourne Chronicle ed Arnold Zable 1982

(Aus)chwitz to (Aus)tralia in The Tin Wash Dish , ed John Tranter, 1989
(poem short listed in ABC/ABA Literary Awards Competition)

Crabholes in the Sand & Spilled Milk in Fine Line #6 ed Bev Roberts 1989

Counting Sheep in No Overalls Required 1989

Mothers of War in Poetry Australia #129, ed John Millet 1991

Hotel Belle, Hayarkon Street, Tel Aviv in Poetry Australia #132 ed John Millet 1991

Mothers of War
shortlisted in The International Shin Shalom Peace Poem Competition, Israel 1992

A Poem for Alon on His Eighth Birthday & Eucalyptus Dreaming in Divan #4 2001 ed Earl Livings #4 2001

Eucalyptus Dreaming in Anthology ‘Forever Eve’, NCJW. 2002


Short stories

Down Will Come Baby in Kivun Vol III #4 1981
(Second place in AUJS short competition)

Left or Right in Australian Jewish News Vol 54 #42, 8/4/1988

Stirring the Soup in Fine Line #5 ed Helen Garlick 1989

Primary Colours in Mattoid #35 ed Brian Edwards 1989

Barefoot to Goondiwindi in Australian Jewish News 13/10/1989

Breast Stroke in Voices ed Elizabeth Jolley 1992

In The Slow Lane in Melbourne Chronicle #64 ed Serge Liberman 1994


Non-fiction articles

Approximately 300 feature articles published between 1988-2006 in various newspapers and magazines including The Age, The Australian Jewish News, Follow Me magazine, Australian Doctor.  Feature writer for The Age newspaper 1988-1991. Major pieces include:

Learning to Float in Follow Me April 1988

Wand of Light in The Age 14/12/1988

The Survivor’s Children in Australian Jewish news 3/2/1989

The Body Clock - Cover story in Tempo, The Age 19/4/1989

Stopping Kidney Disease in The Age 7/6/1989

Peanut Butter and other Perils of Telecommuting in The Age 26/7/1989

Folklore, Fads, Join on Road to Health in The Age 2/8/1989

Babies with Feelings in The Age 9/8/1989

AIDS: a secular and religious view in Australian Jewish News 1/1/1989

Pravda is Stranger than Fiction in Australian Jewish News1991

Personal Pieces

Return to Poland  in Australian Jewish News ed Sam Lipski  16/3/1990 – 4000 word personal piece about traveling back to my parents’ birthplace and the concentration camps in which they were held prisoner during WWII

A Land of Milk, Blood & Tears in The Age March 2002 – piece about living in Israel during the intifada.

Regular Column

Health Matters in Primary Education Journal 1989-1992

The Waiting Room in The Australian Jewish News 2006


On The Spot Poet – Jennie Fraine in The Age 15/11/1989

Patients who paint to live – Dr Eric Cunningham-Dax in The Age 25/10/1989

Buoyant Bergner – Interview with Yosl Bergner in Australian Jewish News 19/10/1990

Interrogator of Reality – Interview with David Grossman in Australian Jewish News

GP Research in Australian Doctor 11/2005

Book Reviews

AIDS & its metaphors by Susan Sontag in Australian Medicine 2/10/1989

See Under Love by David Grossman in Australian Jewish News, July 1990


Poems – 3RRR Writer’s Voice 10/8/1988

Short Story Shapes– Spoleto Fringe Festival 4/9/1988

Poems – Linden Gallery 8/9/1988

Poet’s Union – several readings 1988-1990

Poems from Spilt Milk – Visible Inc (RMIT) 1989

Environmental Arts Exhibition opening
Poem – Warsaw Grey 11/12/1989

Interview 3AK Re research trip to Poland for novel 12/1989

Short Story The Butcher’s Shop at Jewish Writer’s Festival 6/5/1990
Interview 3ZZZ Re research trip to Poland for novel 6/1990

La Mama Poetica reading with Rosemarie Nissen & Jennie Fraine 12/11/1990

National Poetry Festival (Montsalvat) 
with Rosemarie Nissen & Jennie Fraine March 1991

Hawthorn Readings 24/6/1991

Writer’s Live 3/9/1991

Many readings at various venues in Israel 1992-2002 

Molly Bloom’s Readings (FAW) April 2002


RACGP Women’s Conference 23/4/2006 –
Ran a weekend creative writing workshop for GPs

Writer’s Group

Member of WIGS –
together with poets Jennie Fraine & Rosemarie Nissen (1988- current)


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