New poem at Ibis House

For those of you who don’t know, I love the sacred Bris-bin ibis a lot, so to be published in a mag called Ibis House is both a privilege and very On Brand for me.

** Read my new poem ‘Sabbatical’ at Ibis House here! **

And if you enjoy the poem, don’t forget you can add a tip (pls give me ur monies) ๐Ÿ’ธ

You can also submit your own work to Ibis House, which I’d super recommend coz they pay and they also make cool art inspired by your work. Like this intense and spooky video for ‘Sabbatical’ which I love!

Queensland Poetry awards are open!

The Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for an unpublished manuscript is in its 15th year! The award includes prize money of $2,000 and a publishing contract with University of Queensland Press (UQP). I was last year’s winner and it’s been wonderful and life changing! Enter your manuscript so I can pass along the Shapcott Prize baton!ย ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’–

*** Visit the Queensland Poetry Festival (QPF) website for more info ***

Super deep words I said from the QPF piece above: โ€œWinning the 2017 Thomas Shapcott prize has given a new life and sense of freedom to my writing practice. My voice as a non-binary person is very often silenced, so to win such a major award has given me the confidence to push myself further and to embrace my voice as a marginalised poet.โ€

All four Queensland Poetry awards are now open for your excellent entries, including theย Arts Queenslandย supported Thomas Shapcott, Val Vallis & XYZ Awards, along with the ekphrasis prize supported byย Philip Bacon Galleries.ย 

*** Once more with feeling: visit the QPF website for more info ***

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Pic of me being a happy poetry dork, winning the Shapcott at QPF 2017. This could be you!