New spoken word poem on Baby Teeth Journal

I have a new spoken word poem published on Baby Teeth Journal!

‘Don’t feed’ was inspired by a real life experience of feeding Schmackos to a magpie, then suddenly finding myself surrounded by many feathered Schmacko enthusiasts! At the time my city, was about to enter a lockdown and I remember wondering what would happen if, in our absence, these birds decided to take over? The result was this weird, spooky poem.

Listen to/read ‘Don’t feed’ on the Baby Teeth Journal website.

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NYWF 2021

I’m at National Young Writers Festival this year! I’ll be doing a Late Night Reading called Cringey Diaries 😂😬 and chatting with Alison Evans about writing trans stories (as part of the Younger Young Writers program) 🏳️‍⚧️🌈

More info at the NYWF website.

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I’m joining Queensland Poetry!

Very exciting news! This week I join Queensland Poetry as their Events and Marketing Manager!

Big love to Zenobia Frost who handed over the reins to me this weekend and has done an absolutely outstanding job. In this role I hope to honour, nurture and celebrate the poetry community, and the voices of future and established artists, especially those from marginalised backgrounds. May I remain humble, driven and community-focused.

Queensland Poetry (QP) supports poets and spoken-word artists in Queensland, Australia through its flagship annual festival, year-round events and workshops, Arts Queensland Poet-in-Residence Program, Arts Queensland Poetry Awards, prizes and challenges, and in-school programs.

From qldpoetry.org/about

Our upcoming poetry events are listed on the QP website. I’d love to see you there!