Screenshots from the Archives

I am looking forward to sharing archival performance videos from my active years in the Australian performance poetry/spoken word scene, which are winging their way to me as I write this. These have been kept on either Pal or HTSC VHS tapes and have not been viewed in many years.  My sincere thanks to Hayley […]

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Considering #MeToo #2

  A followup on the #metoo hashtag campaign, and my October blog post about it. (Featured images by Lee Waddell) I had intended to write a proper article, but have opted to use some of the actual responses to the original piece and the discussion it generated instead. And to reflect on some aspects of […]

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Considering #MeToo #1

It was way back in the 1980s, I was a creative writing student and had published a few poems, and I thought it was time I got a bit braver and hit the readings scene. There was a hippy cafe near whereI lived in Melbourne that had a friendly and well-attended weekly poetry night and […]

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On Plagiarism

  Let’s face it, they say ‘imitation is the most sincere form of flattery’, but as any struggling writer who’s been plagiarised can tell you, it doesn’t feel very good. Especially when others make money from publishing or performing the work they pilfered from your book or blog without permission. Living in Brisbane, I have […]

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