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!
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.
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.
I’ll be speaking at events with wonderful folks: Nevo Zisin, Yves Rees, essa may ranapiri, Shastra Deo, Raelee Lancaster, Jazz Money, Peter Sipeli, Pascalle Burton, Sarah Holland-Batt + Ella Jeffery. Join us for #BWF60!