Margaret Jeune was born in Auckland in 1956 and grew up in Wainuiomata. She has a BA in Education and a Post Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood. She has three adult children and four grandchildren. She has been writing since childhood and has had her poetry published in Valley Micropress, Elderberries and Horowhenua Writer’s Group anthologies. Three books of her poetry were published by HeadworX in 2019 and she featured in the May 2019 issue of broadsheet. In 2020, she appeared in the HeadworX anthology Three Poets, with Marion Rego and Alex Jeune, and in the ESAW Mini Series No. 39 (Lockdown COVID-19 New Zealand, with Mark Pirie and Alex Jeune). A book of her photographs, A Photo Journey, appeared from ESAW in 2019. She works as an Early Childhood Teacher and is currently employed by Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens as a relief teacher.
Selected Poems (HeadworX, 2021)
Three Poets (HeadworX, 2020)
My Sketchbook (HeadworX/The Night Press, 2019)
Flight Paths (HeadworX Publishers, 2019)
Upbeat: Selected Early Poems 1969-1987 (HeadworX Publishers, 2019)
A Photo Journey (ESAW, 2019)