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 in Mal Morgan’s anthology ‘La Mama Poetica’ (MUP, 1990), and performed onstage for ‘Shelton Lea’s Radical Poets’ video.

Vale to both both Shelly and Mal.”




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