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 #4

Two more pieces from the ‘Fit of Passion’ show. My ‘Bitchpoem’ always made an impression. I performed it regularly between the time of writing (around 1986) and throughout the 1990s. Oddly enough, I found both men AND women responded well to it. Over the years it’s been published in my own books, and in literary and […]

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Writing your Truth, Staring Down Censure

Recently, in an online women writers’ group I frequent, someone asked if others had experienced friends and family members becoming upset at things we had written and published, even when it made no mention of them, or anything directly affecting them. This sounded all-too-familiar, so I wrote this response: TRUTH IS … Before we couldn’t […]

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