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Anne Elder Award announcement

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)

**For more info and to read the full judges’ statements, visit the Australian Poetry website**

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XYZ Spoken Word Prize – I won Best Qld Entry!

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!

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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!