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’, so it seemed an opportune time to collect these poems. Click HERE to access it. […]

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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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