New poems in 2018 Australian Poetry Anthology and Impossible Archetype

It’s been a good year for poetry publishing! I have two new poems out this month. My cento ‘after-images’ after Dorothy Porter was recently published in the 2018 Australian Poetry Anthology, with thanks to the editors Jill Jones and Bella Li for picking it up. The anthology is a comprehensive survey of what has been […]

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 […]

New poems in Verity La and Stylus Lit

It has been a productive start to the publishing year with two poems published in the past weeks, and two poems forthcoming in Woolf Pack #10 and Rabbit Poetry Journal LGBTQ+ issue. The wonderful people at Verity La published my poem ‘Triage’ as part of their incredible Clozapine Clinic, and I got my first publication […]

(after)HER: dating app adventures now online at Cordite Poetry Review

I’m really pleased to have my Val Vallis shortlisted poem ‘(after)HER: dating app adventures’ published online at Cordite Poetry Review. Read it now and share it with all your friends! And make sure you read the other winning and shortlisted poems, because they are all brilliant. Thanks again to the judges Stuart Barnes and Michelle Cahill, Cordite, […]

Post-QPF 2017 Highlights

The Queensland Poetry Festival is done for another year and I have resumed programming as a shy introvert and have spent the last week catching up on sleep after four memorable (and intense) days of reading, listening, and absorbing everything poetry. What I love most about QPF is the atmosphere of camaraderie and community it […]

Val Vallis Award Shortlisting + Reading at the QUT Literary Salon at QPF

Yesterday I found out that my poem (after) HER: dating app adventures was shortlisted for the Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award for an Unpublished Poem. I’m completely humbled and thrilled, it was such a surprise I even shed a few happy tears at my desk! This shortlisting means so much, and has come at exactly […]

QLD Poetry Festival 2017: Distant Voices

My favourite time of the year is almost upon us again! August and September in Brisbane are particularly fabulous, the weather is gorgeous and the festivals are aplenty! The Queensland Poetry Festival officially begins next Thursday 24th August and I’m beyond excited. This year’s theme is Distant Voices and I think it couldn’t be more […]

‘Some Days’ now online in Tincture Journal

The lovely people at Tincture Journal have made my poem ‘Some Days’ (published in issue #17) available for free online for your reading pleasure. Read it in full here and while you’re there, read some of the other free content available. And then subscribe, not that you will need any convincing.

(TWENTY-SIX) World Poetry Day 2017

In honour of today being World Poetry Day I thought I would share a little something I wrote for the now (in)famous QUT Z2 curlew. (for the Z2 curlew) I’m fine I just like to stare at myself in the window sometimes I want to scoop up every vulnerable creature that has ever wandered and […]

‘Some Days’ New Poem in Tincture Journal

Once again, the lovely people at Tincture Journal have published one of my poems. Many thanks to the wonderful Stuart Barnes (poetry editor) and Daniel Young (editor) for their continued support, not only of my own work, but that of many other wonderful emerging, and established voices. My prose poem ‘Some Day’s features in the […]