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out that my poem (after) HER: dating app adventures was shortlisted for the Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award for an Unpublished Poem.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 …

Brisbane Poetry Map

Recently I had the pleasure of being involved in the Brisbane Poetry Map which is a project curated by the good folk at the Queensland Poetry Festival. This is taken from the website: ‘Brisbane Poetry Map (BPM) was borne of a long-standing desire of Queensland Poetry Festival (QPF) to poetically map this city for all to hear …

2015 Queensland Poetry Festival

This year I’ve had the pleasure and privilege to be a part of the programming committee for the 2015 Queensland Poetry Festival. A big shoutout to new festival co-directors Annie Te Whiu and David Stavanger who have worked incredibly hard to come up with an exciting and diverse program for this year’s festival. There’s something …

Post QPF and Brisbane Writers Festival 2014

Over the weekend I attended the Queensland Poetry Festival held at The Judith Wright Centre in Fortitude Valley. As always, the festival was a wonderful, diverse occassion. This year, QPF mixed things up a bit and included some panel talks and in-conversations with visiting poets. This worked well to complement the wide array of readings by local …

Queensland Poetry Festival

The Queensland Poetry Festival is on again this weekend and as always, there’s a fabulous lineup. I’ll be reading from my verse novel Gap on Sunday 31 August at 11am at the Shopfront Space. You can find all the details here.The festival is a great opportunity to see local and international poets and performers do their …