And so George goes to jail …

Photo of George Pell from Wikipedia You’d have to have been living under a rock not to be aware of Cardinal George Pell’s massive fall from grace. Convicted of historic sexual assault of two underage altar boys, he has just spent his first two nights in jail.  Social media is afire with rage, especially from […]

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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: Stories from the Australian Movement’, so it seemed an opportune time to collect these poems. […]

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Published Fiction #7: ‘Onion Soup’

’Onion Soup’ won first prize in the short story section of the Fellowship of Australian Writers (Far North Coast, NSW, Branch) Annual Literary Awards in 1995. It was published in an anthology of winning and shortlisted entries, ‘A Fellowship of Words’. copyright, Liz Hall-Downs, 1995, 2018

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The ‘Fit of Passion’ Archive: the performance poems #7

Kim Downs, ‘Smooth Guys’:  For the Shy Boys.   Liz Hall- Downs. ‘Debeaked and Dangerous’. “I wrote this in the mid to late 80s.  Some hard times in inner Melbourne. Three minutes of urban nihilism, existential angst, squat and sharehouse fatigue, and a whole lot of unpleasant memories. Fake leather jacket optional. It was published […]

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