We chatted on the theme of “Unruly poems (ones that defy convention through structure, language, and themes)” and explored gender acceptance, discrimination, and identity, among many other things. A wonderful chat!
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. 💚
‘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.’
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.
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.
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.