Just 2 Days Till the Queensland Poetry Festival Kicks Off!

As I’ve mentioned, I’ll be appearing at this year’s Queensland Poetry Festival! Getting very excited now. So if you’re in Brisbane this weekend (Fri-Sun), I’d would love to see you there. I have 3 performances, SAT 11:45am & 8:00pm, and SUN 3:15pm. The Festival will be at the Judith Wright Centre of Performing Arts.

There are dozens of fantastic names scheduled:

Sandra Thibodeaux / Sawako Nakayasu / Jacob Polley / Zenobia Frost / Kate Fagan / Helen Avery / Paul Sherman / Ross Clark / Julie Beveridge / Ashley Capes / John Koenig / Carmen Keates / Cindy Keong / Tim Sinclair / Amanda Joy / Chloe Wilson / Pascalle Burton / Nathan Shepherdson / David Stavanger / Ghostboy / Johanna Featherstone / Matt Hetherington / Jeremy Thompson / Angela Gardner / Louise Oxley / Lesley Synge / Max Ryan / Ron Pretty / Jaya Savige / Aidan Coleman / Kevin Gillam / Andy White / Marisa Allen / Eliza Hull / Eleanor Jackson / Bit Booker / Nick Powell / Vladislav Nekliaev / Michelle Dicinoski / Chris Lynch / Betsy Turcot / Nicola Scholes / Sheish Money / QPF Program Committee

Full programme details can be found here

And an interview with me is here

I’m especially looking forward to performing with Sheish and Graham during Saturday’s set – we’re going to improvise it as much as possible – can’t wait!

Tickets for the opening event, Of Rhythm and Rapture are available here – and for such a great line-up $25 or less is a steal


Stylus Poetry Journal #37 – Street/Life

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Launched just yesterday, is the latest issue from Stylus – the Street/Life issue – so head over to Graham Nunn’s Lost Shark to check it out! Featuring 2 of my pieces (boy’s envy & concrete buttons) it’s also got a heap of great poetry from:

Amanda Joy, Andy Jackson, Emily XYZ, Hinemoana Baker, Jacqueline Turner, Jeremy Balius, Jessika Tong, Matt Rader, Max Ryan, Steve Kilbey and Suzanne Jones.

Stylus #37 – Street/Life

Comes to Rest – Audio

Not too long ago Jeremy Balius sent me a link to an audio file of a short poem of mine which is appearing in the upcoming edition of The Diamond & the Thief (Black Rider Press) so I thought I’d get myself organised and finally post a link!

While you’re over at the Black Rider you’ll see loads of great work from Graham Nunn, Amanda Joy & Kirk Marshall to name but 3!

comes to rest – audio

Thank you, Jeremy for accepting the work and to Harvey for playing the guitar!

(Crank the volume a little as I didn’t master the recording)