Prose poem #1 – from 1987

In 1987 I was invited by poet Tim Thorne to attend the Tasmanian Poetry festival in Launceston in 1987.  Looking back on it now, I was just a bit lucky, after only three years’ serious involvement in Oz Poetry, to be put on the programme alongside such luminaries as the late Gwen Harwood, Dorothy Porter, […]

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My historic #MeToo Collection

The previously published work has been lifted from other collections and compiled here as a full manuscript, in a permanent ‘Page’ rather than a Blog post. This year, 2019, the poem ‘safe’ will appear in the Australian Picador anthology ‘#MeToo: Stories from the Australian Movement’, so it seemed an opportune time to collect these poems. […]

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Published Fiction #7: ‘Onion Soup’

’Onion Soup’ won first prize in the short story section of the Fellowship of Australian Writers (Far North Coast, NSW, Branch) Annual Literary Awards in 1995. It was published in an anthology of winning and shortlisted entries, ‘A Fellowship of Words’. copyright, Liz Hall-Downs, 1995, 2018

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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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