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July 2018

Reading at ‘Saturdays with Jean Arthur’

I’m happy to report that I’ll be reading some poems at the final ‘Saturdays‘ of the year, this coming Saturday 21st July. It’s always great to see new poetry events popping up in Brisbane (we haven’t yet reached peak poetry). I will be reading alongside the fabulous Raelee Lancaster, Bonny Cassidy, and Anthony Lawrence. The event starts at 2.30pm at the fabulous Can You Keep A Secret? bar in Woolloongabba.  Hope to see you there!

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New poem in Rabbit Poetry Journal 24: LGBTQIA+

I’m thrilled to have a poem in the LGBTQIA+ issue of Rabbit Poetry Journal, guest-edited by Michael Farrell. My poem ‘Vote Yes to Pineapple on Pizza’ is a found poem, compiled using media clippings from last year’s horrific postal-survey black hole. Writing this poem allowed me a small but necessary opportunity to take back control over some of the destructive narrative being spun about queer lives, and I’m particularly grateful that it found a home amongst the work of some of my favourite people and poets. There are poems in this issue by: Rae White, Stuart Barnes, Zenobia Frost, Jarad Bruinstroop, Quinn Eades, Jill Jones and so many more!

The issue is a wonderful survey of some of our most exciting up and coming, emerging, established, and all the in-between, queer voices. Go buy a copy and read it cover to cover and then urge someone else to do the same.

 

 

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