The ‘Fit of Passion’ Archive: the performance poems #7

Kim Downs, ‘Smooth Guys’:  For the Shy Boys.   Liz Hall- Downs. ‘Debeaked and Dangerous’. “I wrote this in the mid to late 80s.  Some hard times in inner Melbourne. Three minutes of urban nihilism, existential angst, squat and sharehouse fatigue, and a whole lot of unpleasant memories. Fake leather jacket optional. It was published […]

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The ‘Fit of Passion’ Archive: the performance poems #5

  Kim Downs, ‘Epitaph for Barbie’ “Inspired by a newpaper article on Barbie’s 35th Birthday, describing her many incarnations over the years and including some of my suggestions for further questionable sales tactics.”   Liz Hall-Downs: ”I wanted to write a tribute poem to women, and used the image of the hands of my mother, my […]

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