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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The ‘Fit of Passion’ Archive: the performance poems #3

Two more back to back performance poems. ’My Sister Has a New Set of Breasts’ was my early 1990s response to the increasing normalisation of plastic surgery being done to perfectly healthy, functional bodies. It poses the question, ‘If our bodies aren’t perfect in the way society currently envisions that notion, are we therefore unloveable?’ […]

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My Solo Poetry Video Archive #1

  Unlike the Slam videos previously posted, some of these are from readings. So, there is no pressure to be ‘entertaining’, no ‘cash prizes’, and no ‘popularity contest’. Just pure poetry, written and delivered to a listening audience. It will become self-evident why the more lyrical or long pieces were not performed in the Slam […]

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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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