Artistic sketch of a blue frog sitting on a chair with paper balanced on their knees, a pair of scissors and twine lay at their feet. The text fotp.online floats above their shoulder and head.

FotP online!

An assortment of fanned out photocopied zines sit on top of a tie dyed background with pens and a stapler beside them.

Oh hey, cool zine news: I’m gonna have a virtual stall at Sticky Institute’s Festival of the Photocopier online! The site will launch on 20th February at 12pm AEDT at fotp.online. The website will be live for at least a year post-launch, which is really exciting for those who can’t pop by this weekend.

Artistic sketch of a blue frog sitting on a chair with paper balanced on their knees, a pair of scissors and twine lay at their feet. The text fotp.online floats above their shoulder and head.

See you online, zinesters!

Photo of a dark covered journal with a creepy wooden looking face on the front titled ‘Vastarien A Literary Journal - Vol 3 Issue 2 - Fall 2020’. The journal sits on a black glitter cloth background with two horse spine bones as decoration.

New poem in Vastarien!

I have a new poem in the latest Vastarien Vol 3 Issue 2! It’s a found poem with Zalgo text called ‘your AI girlfriend named “it”’ and it’s based on phrases from the article ‘Sex robots with “coding errors” prone to “violence and could strangle humans” (David Rivers, The Daily Star, 2019). Grab a print or ebook version of Vastarien at: https://grimscribepress.com/issues/

Photo of a dark covered journal with a creepy wooden looking face on the front titled ‘Vastarien A Literary Journal - Vol 3 Issue 2 - Fall 2020’. The journal sits on a black glitter cloth background with two horse spine bones as decoration.
White and coloured text on a black background that says: As cabbage moths flicker, a rabbit flits and startles, brushing fern thickets with a loud rustle. You sit on the dew-damp grass and wait for the rabbit to return. They nuzzle their brown face through foliage and begin sniffing the air. You wonder what they smell? Soft flowers. As the river bends, you think you can make out the tower in the distance. Or perhaps there’s more animals to see at the zoo. Or maybe it's time to head home.

Collaborative work in Voiceworks

‘Interact, Interweave’ is an interactive collaborative work produced as part of a digital writing workshop presented as part of the National Young Writers Festival earlier this year. Writers were given the template of a walk to write their own paths through, weaving through each other to create a piece whose structure mimics its geography.

This piece was written by Rei Cox, Imani Benfell, Anita Sanders and myself with Online EdCommers Rory Green, Lujayn Hourani and Carly Stone.

Check out the piece at Voiceworks online. 

White and coloured text on a black background that says: As cabbage moths flicker, a rabbit flits and startles, brushing fern thickets with a loud rustle. You sit on the dew-damp grass and wait for the rabbit to return. They nuzzle their brown face through foliage and begin sniffing the air. You wonder what they smell? Soft flowers. As the river bends, you think you can make out the tower in the distance. Or perhaps there’s more animals to see at the zoo. Or maybe it's time to head home.

Photo of a magazine spread titled 'in real life' on a light pink background

New piece in WellBeing WILD Issue 4

During this strange year, one of the positive highlights has been writing regularly for WellBeing WILD magazine. This month in their latest Issue 4, I have a piece about how the binary of ‘real life’ versus ‘online’ is full of grey areas (especially during COVID) and far more fluid than we think. Big thanks to Rory Green, Tegan Webb and Kieran Bicheno for their interviews for this piece 🙂