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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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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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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