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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Rebecca Watts, Gary Longden and Me

Header Photo:  ‘Apples and Snakes: Raw and Biting Cabaret Poetry’, Pluto Press, London, 1984;  ‘In the Pink: the Raving Beauties Choose Poems From the Show and Many More’, The Women’s Press, London, 1983. A year ago I had a very nuanced and worthwhile discussion online with the British Poet Gary Longden. Gary had responded to a […]

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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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My Solo Poetry Video Archive #3

A poem about holding a friend’s baby, my Goddaughter, for the first time. It appeared in the 1997 poetry publication ‘Fit of Passion’ by Liz Hall-Downs and Kim Downs. This Video was part of an ABC TV Arts Programme, featuring Australian Spoken Word artists, called ‘Voices’. It was shot and broadcast around 1996-7.  

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In Which I Am Portrayed in an Artist’s Book by RvB

Aw, I’m blushing! Very chuffed this portrait of me was included in ‘On The Rod’, ReVerse Butcher’s Artist’s Book, a radical reworking of a physical copy of Jack Kerouac’s ‘On The Road’. Launched in Melbourne, as an ebook and a limited edition hardcopy, in November, 2018. I’ve crossed swords with a few fellow (male) writers […]

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