I have a new poem in the latest Vastarien Vol 3 Issue 2! It’s a found poem with Zalgo text called ‘your AI girlfriend named “it”’ and it’s based on phrases from the article ‘Sex robots with “coding errors” prone to “violence and could strangle humans” (David Rivers, The Daily Star, 2019). Grab a print or ebook version of Vastarien at: https://grimscribepress.com/issues/
Red Dirt Poetry Festival have launched their digital 2020 program! I’m in a bunch of events/showcases, including House of Healing: Poetry First Aid, Poet Roulette, and digital poetry experience Architype Augmented by myself and Ray Cox.
This year I had the pleasure of judging the Anne Elder Award alongside Gig Ryan and Marcella Polain. Congratulations to the joint winners:
- Cham Zhi Yi for ‘blur by the’ (Subbed In)
- Gareth Sion Jenkins for ‘Recipes For The Disaster’ (5 Islands Press)
And to the commended authors:
- ‘The Empty Show’ by Alice Allan (Rabbit Poets Series)
- ‘The Things the Mind Sees Happen’ by Belinda Rule (Slow Loris series / Puncher & Wattmann)
I have a new poem in Issue 7 of Stilts Journal! The poem is an ekphrasis piece inspired by James Gleeson’s Primavera.
I’m so proud to be published alongside fellow poets Geoff Page, Anne Elvey, Paul Dawson, Gavin Yuan Gao, Luke Best, Tamryn Bennett, Chantelle Mitchell, Milton P. Erlich, Dženana Vucic, Nellie Le Beau, and Stuart Barnes.
I have a new visual poem ‘who, what, why, where’ up at Baby Teeth Journal. My first publication of 2020!
*** Have a read on the Baby Teeth website (images and text included) ***
So proud to have won Best Qld Entry in the 2019 Arts Queensland XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word for my poem ‘Hussshhh’, alongside first place winner and awesome poet Fable Goldsmith. Have a listen/read of the winning entries on the Melbourne Spoken Word website!
Shout out to 4ZZZ radio for years of audio and voice training because otherwise I don’t think I could’ve pulled off all the weird sound effects and echos!
I have a poem about hauntings in the final issue of the Tundish Review. Such a wonderful publication that did so many great things for the Brissie poetry scene!