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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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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