In Which I Am Portrayed in an Artist’s Book by RvB

Aw, I’m blushing! Very chuffed this portrait of me was included in ‘On The Rod’, ReVerse Butcher’s Artist’s Book, a radical reworking of a physical copy of Jack Kerouac’s ‘On The Road’. Launching in Melbourne, as an ebook and a limited edition hardcopy, in November. I’ve crossed swords with a few fellow (male) writers recently […]

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The ‘Fit of Passon’ Archive: the performance poems #10

Liz Hall-Downs onstage in full feminist flight. These take-no-prisoners little poems were at the heart of the ‘women’ part of ‘Fit of Passion’ show and gave Kim some stuff to bounce off.  Recorded at ‘No Boundaries’, West End, Brisbane, circa 1996. ‘Lessons My Father Taught Me’ – my Dad, his drinking and gambling, and, regardless, […]

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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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