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Poetry at the Pub Feature

Poetry at the Pub is a lovely institution.  The Newcastle one has been going for some 35 years and the sessions are generally well-attended, genial, warm and inclusive.  Since Covid, there is an online option so poets and poetry lovers … Continue reading

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Talking Maurice Sendak and Creativity at The Writer Laid Bare

I’ve been following Lee Kofman’s excellent blog The Writer Laid Bare for a while now, so I was delighted when she invited me to contribute a post about one author who has had an influence on my writing practice. I was … Continue reading

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Interview with Mirta Ines Trupp

Author Mirta Ines Trupp and I had a fascinating conversation about Bobish, Rebecca’s story and what drew me to it, the immigrant experience in general, why I chose to write in verse, the complexity of retelling one’s history and lots more (the … Continue reading

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The Next Best Book Blog

I am reading a poem from Bobish titled “Ocean Mandala” as part of The Next Best Book Blog (TNBCC) audio series “The Authors Read. We Listen.”   The terrific blog focuses on small publishers and is well work an explore (I’ve spent … Continue reading

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My new book is available now!

Though it doesn’t officially come out until Jan (and the actual in-person launch will be at the Newcastle Writers Festival in April), you don’t have to wait!  Bobish is now available from good book stores everywhere (and if your store or … Continue reading

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QLD Ekphrasis Challenge

I’m stunned and delighted to report that my poem “Soil Horizon (O)” has been chosen as one of the winners of this year’s Queensland Regional Art Awards (QRAA) Ekphrasis Challenge by judge Marjon Mossammaparast. The poem was a response to Helen … Continue reading

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Pocketry

Delighted to be featured reading and talking about my poem “Eastern Whip Bird” from The Density of Compact Bone on the marvellous Pocketry podcast with a beautiful explication by host Indrani Perera. https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-zatwm-1307f12

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2023 NWF/joanne burns Microlit Award Finalist

I’m thrilled to be included among the finalists in the 2023 Newcastle Writers Festival/Joanne Burns Microlit Awards.  I’m particularly excited about this award for several reasons, including the fact that this is a local, Hunter based prize, run by two … Continue reading

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Poets from NORTH . EAST . WEST . SOUTH

I’ve been invited to join this exceptional line up of poets next Wed 30th Nov 2022, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Knox Street Bar in Chippendale (21 Shepherd St). The line up includes David Adès, Afeif Ismail, Oscar Douglas, Willo Drummond, Emily Duff, Priyasha Janhavi, Gareth … Continue reading

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Book launch and exhibition bash

I’ll be part of the launch team for Kit Kelen‘s new bilingual (Esperanto/English) poetry collection and painting exhibition November 27th at the Shop Gallery in Glebe, 112 Glebe Point Road at 2pm. Rompitaj Labirintoj / Bung Mazes brings word and image together, in … Continue reading

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