Poetry in Motion: Margaret Rhodes’ prize winning photo of Robyn Sykes in action at the Harden Gold Trails Festival.

Champion Bush Poet Robyn Sykes loves to entertain.

The Binalong Bard uses her energetic mix of original, traditional and modern verse to breathe life into poetic characters and stories.

Robyn  is not your average rhyming poet. A flick of her pen makes words twist, tuck and double-somersault with pike.

At festivals, schools, community organisations, cafes and camp fires around Australia and beyond,  she takes her audiences on a high impact tour of modern Australia.

And what a feast of poetry is coming up! There’s Turning Wave Festival in Yass, with its rich Irish heritage. September 15-17  http://www.turningwave.org.au/

Catch Robyn at TWF Yass September 15-17


Robyn is looking forward to performing at Folk by the Sea in the picturesque town of Kiama. September 22-24.



There’s also Folk by the Sea (Kiama, September 22-24). Yippee! http://www.folkbythesea.com.au/

How about a house concert with a difference? Stay tuned for details of an amazing venue – and keep the afternoon of October 7 , 2017 clear.

And Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival in the peaceful surrounds of Kangaroo Valley. October 20-22 https://www.kangaroovalleyfolkfestival.com.au/

Binalong Arts Group Inc’s regular Brush with Poetry events continue with Robyn at the helm, along with Yvette Gilroy, mein host of the beautiful and historic Black Swan Gallery and Wine Bar. Last Sunday of every odd month, except January (ie March, May, July, September and November). 1.30 for 2pm. All welcome!

The busy poet is also a keen supporter of Wombat Pub Poets, held on the last Sunday of every even month, except December. 7pm. She can also be found at St Lawrence’s aged care facility at Murrumburrah on the second Monday of every month at 2pm.

Robyn will be in action at KVFF, in the beautiful Kangaroo Valley. October 20-22.

She continues to perform, write, give workshops, organise events and judge competitions. She loves to enthrall audiences with her enthusiastic brand of poetry. Perhaps you would like Robyn to add her special touch to your event? Or maybe you would like to commission a poem for that special occasion…

What do people say about Robyn?

Robyn showed why she was the 2012 Australian Female Champion with her energetic presentations leaving people half her age gasping in amazement. Bill Gordon. Boyup Brook CMF.

Robyn absolutely astonished the audience with her exuberance, immense energy and pure mastery of the spoken word. For the many newcomers who attended last night, Robyn’s performance was an absolute revelation as to just how entertaining and enjoyable bush poetry can be. Vic Jefferies. Gosford Bush Poets.

Robyn brings out the inner actors in her audience at Kiama Probus, January 2017.

Welcome to Robyn’s website.