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The Spirit of Nature 2018 Manly Art Gallery Poetry Alive Reading

On the 4th of November, I was one of 20 poets invited to read at Manly Art Gallery.  All of the poems responded to images from The Natural Collection, an exhibition of prints showing at the Manly Art Gallery from … Continue reading

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Poem published in Canberra Times

A new(ish) poem of mine, “Carbon Black”, was featured in The Canberra Times’ Panorama arts section  this weekend (November 10, 2018). Editor Lizz Murphy was kind enough to send me a copy.  Lizz does a brilliant editing job and I’ve … Continue reading

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To End All Wars

I’m delighted that a poem of mine has been published in a new anthology To End All Wars, published by Puncher & Wattmann and edited by Dael Allison, Anna Couani, Kit Kelen, and Les Wicks.  The book explores the centenary of Armistice, and … Continue reading

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Visual poem collaboration featured in poetry-film festival showcase

A collaboration titled “Decisiveness & Pleasure” which  I did with Annelyse Gelman for the Digital Writers Festival 2017 has been chosen as a Curator’s Choice and Showcase Feature in the Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival.  The film features vocals from Jason Grier, words … Continue reading

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Poem Highly Commended in Literary Nillumbik

My poem “Cartouche”, an ekphrasis based on the print ‘Frosty Night Cartouche’ by Jock Clutterbuck has been awarded ‘Open Highly Commended’ and published in the Literary Nillumbik Anthology of Writing 2018.  Of the poem, judge Helen Lucas said “The commended … Continue reading

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Plumwood Mountain, Vol 5, No 2

Plumwood Mountain hasn’t been operating for a long time, but it is fast becoming known as one of the most inspiring websites for eco-poetics in Australia.  This is primarily due to the quality of its publications, which includes the marvellous … Continue reading

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Poems in the latest issue of Have Your Chill

I’m very pleased to have 4 poems in the new issue of the fantastic, hand-crafted zine Have Your Chill published by Pete Spence’s Donnithorne Street Press, and includes some gorgeous work by the likes of Anne Elvey, Jo Langdon, Pam Bronw, Linda … Continue reading

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Poem in Wild Anthology

I’m delighted that one of my poems, “Riparian Zone” has been selected for inclusion in Ginninderra Press’ Wild anthology.  The anthology has been edited by Joan Fenny, and contains 159 poets from across Australia, exploring the many facets of ‘wild’ … Continue reading

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Interview with Carol Smallwood at The Bookends Review

 Carol Smallwood asked me a bunch of questions over at The Bookends Review including such things as where my interest in books first materialised (in the womb?), on Compulsive Reader, and Unmaking Atoms including a sample poem, “Redhead Beach” which … Continue reading

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Interview with Girls on Key

In this chat with the wonderful Anna Forsyth of Girl on Key, I read several poems from Unmaking Atoms and talk about the book (and lots of other things, like the value of poetry and my mathematical inadequacies for example):

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