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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‘Homeward Dove’ Reviewed!

SWAMPFISH by Meg Geering Autoharp Quarterly Summer 2018 Reviews: Homeward Dove – Swampfish By Nan Bovingdon Homeward Dove is the latest album by Australian duo Liz Hall-Downs and Kim Downs, known together as Swamp- fish. While driving back home to Washington after attending the ever rewarding California Autoharp Gather- ing (CAG), my friend popped the […]

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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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