To shave or not to shave, is this still a question?

Photo of author by S Curtis, Collingwood, 1986. A conversation within an online writing group brought this poem to mind. The discussion was about body hair, and how the ‘brazilian’, in particular, has become so popular amongst young women. (Conversely, I recall the 1970s, when the Melbourne pop station 3AK ran a promotion ‘3AK Where […]

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Once I was a Word Warrior …

Another archive from my dim dark past digitised for your amusement and/or amazement.  For a short period, I was a ‘Word Warrior’. Header photo Allan Gregory and Liz Hall at Word Warriors Gig at Bonbeach, Victoria, 1991. Photo by Dennis Woodley.   Below, Flyer from One-C-One Folk Club, Brunswick, Victoria 1990.   Word Warriors was […]

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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 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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