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Upcoming events

I have a bunch of upcoming events, in-person and online, if you’d like to catch me reading from my new poetry collection Exactly As I Am:

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Exactly As I Am is here!

My second poetry collection Exactly As I Am (UQP) has just been published! 

Grab a copy online on the UQP website or an ebook version at ebooks.com.

Exactly As I Am is also available at bookstores in-person and online. If they don’t have copies in stock, ask if you can order in!

If you can’t afford a copy and still want to read Exactly As I Am, check out your local library because libraries are great. If they don’t have copies, you can request some. ❤

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New short story: ‘The Offering’

I loved writing this poetic short story ‘The Offering’, published at Overland as their Friday Feature, supported through Copyright Agency. Many thanks to Claire Corbett for accepting this piece. 💚

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‘I wandered for hours, listening to their murmurs, their poetry, their dreams. What do plants dream of? Half moons and blue rain, soft breezes and rainbow sunsets, bubbling rivers and purpled daybreak.’

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Read the full story on the Overland Journal website.

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Groundswell: The Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize anthology

Groundswell: The Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize anthology. Edited by Toby Fitch.

Featuring three poems by me including ‘what even r u?’ ❤️

And poems by fellow amazing poets: Evelyn Araluen, Chris Armstrong, Georgina M Bailey, Ross Belton, Lachlan Brown, Julie Chevalier, Thomas Denton, Julie Durrant, Joel Ephraims, Luke Fischer, Lou Garcia-Dolnik, Myles Gough, Kia Alice Groom, Fiona Hile, Dan Hogan, Duncan Bruce Hose, Holly Isemonger, Julie Jedda Janson, Patrick Jones, Sam Langer, Frances Libeau, Astrid Lorange, Roberta Lowing, K A Nelson, S.J Norman, Ella O’Keefe, Melody Paloma, Harry Reid, Aden Rolfe, Omar Sakr, Sara M Saleh, Brooke Scobie, Joel Scott, Andrew Watts, Mitchell Welch, Alison Whittaker, Tim Wright, Grace Yee and Jakob Ziguras.

Reading at Gather Round

Gather Round is a celebration of magic and make-believe, of fantastical fiction and tantalising tales. On Friday 22 April at Gather Round’s home Cinnamon and Co, West End, there will be readings from Kelsey Adams, Katrina Couzens, Francis Harvey, Joshua Knights, Calum Johnston and myself!

For the first time, I’ll be reading my eerie, nostalgic short story ‘The Body Remembers’ about the loving relationship between a non-binary trans boy and his unnamed grandparent. 

Book your ticket for Friday 22 April.

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Pre-order my new book! And come along to the launch!

My second poetry collection ‘Exactly As I Am’ (University of Queensland Press) is about my lived experience as a non-binary transgender person and it’s launching on 13 July at Avid Reader Bookshop, both in-store and online!

Grab your ticket on the Avid Reader website.

ALSO COVER REVEAL!!! Look at how pretty my beautiful queer-trans new book is!

Preorder available on the UQP website.

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I feel so privileged to be announcing this on Transgender Day of Visibility, a day when I can be visible and ‘out’ but I know so many cannot. I see you. You are part of our community and you are loved. 🏳️‍⚧️💕