“A Pocketful of Poetry”
Aust. Bush Laureate Album of the Year 2006
Collection of 12 tracks, each an award winning performance by Carol Heuchan
(Musical segments composed by Roger Illott – Restless Music)
Carol Heuchan (pronounced ‘Hugh Can’) lives in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales. Up until about fourteen years ago, Carol taught riding, competed intensively with her show horses and judged throughout Australia and Internationally.
Her first book ‘Horseplay’ in 2003 led her to the world of Bush Poetry and success followed success. With literally swags of awards under her belt, performance and literary and a variety of professional roles to fulfill, she now dashes from venue to venue, engagement to engagement and even country to country!
In 2004, Carol won the richest prize in poetry history – a Case JX55 Tractor valued at $34,000.00! Five top selling books to date, five award winning CD’s and nine Australian Bush Laureate awards are to her credit, including ‘Performer of the Year’.
Carol appeared on TV (ABC Channel 2) in a six part series called “Bush Slam” hosted by H.G. Nelson. The series has been shown several times on prime time national television.
She was also a member of the winning team in the World Poetry Debate held in the National Tally Room in Canberra and has lectured on creative writing and performance poetry at St. George University, Utah.
As a commission writer, she has produced humble Birthday poems as well as poetry for some highly influential companies and individuals, including His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Carol travels extensively to a variety of functions throughout Australia and is acknowledged as one of the foremost writers and performers in the country. Her poetry has taken her to New Zealand and Canada and regular performance tours of the United States, including, in 2017, a three months residency (thirty six shows) at the Strater Theater in Durango, Colorado.
Doris Daley (U.S. Academy of Western Arts, Music, Poetry Performer of the Year) says: “Carol, you are better than Shiraz, better than shrimp on the barbie, FAR better than Mr. C. Dundee. You are Australia’s greatest export, best secret weapon. You brought sparkle, beauty, class and humour to every stage you were on and every room you were in…”
A broad repertoire and stage charisma has meant her career has blossomed in many directions and embraces Entertainment, Guest Speaking, Commission Writing, Compering and Events Broadcasting including being the Main Arena Commentator at the Royal Easter Show for six years.