The ‘Fit of Passion’ Archive

Way back in the dim, dark days of the early 1990s, while touring the US together with the poetry troupe, ‘Ozpoets’, Kim Downs and I devised a show of our original poetry and music. It was called ‘Fit of Passion’, and represented a melding of my work (about gender and my attempts at living in […]

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More Poetry Videos from the Archives

  Unlike the Slam videos previously posted, some of these are from readings. So, there is no pressure to be ‘entertaining’, no ‘cash prizes’, and no ‘popularity contest’. Just pure poetry, written and delivered to a listening audience. It will become self-evident why the more lyrical or long pieces were not performed in the Slam […]

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Those two times I stupidly entered the Poetry Slam

I’ve written elsewhere on this site about the pros and cons of the Poetry Slam movement.  I had been active at readings for some years when the Slam model emerged in the US, with Australia quickly following.  (For the uninitiated, the Slam is a competition in which poets perform their work to a time limit […]

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