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Pandemic Poem #48 / New Shit

I’d hoped that I might get to 50 pandemic poems in 2020. It feels like a nice place to stop. This second to last poem is one for the poets. As restrictions have eased and there are in-person events to get to. I’m finding the new language of the online poetry spaces is bleeding into the real world and it’s kind of awkward.

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‘Circuit Work’ Video a QPF Film & Poetry Challenge Finalist – VOTE NOW

My brand new video of my poem ‘Circuit Work’ is a finalist in the Queensland Poetry Festival’s Film & Poetry Challenge. While I didn’t win any of the major prizes, there is still a chance for me to win the people‚Äôs choice, worth $650. In order for that to happen, you have to VOTE!

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Pandemic Poem #47 / On The Easing Of Restrictions

It’s been a welcome relief not to wear a mask in the increasingly hot weather, however I can’t help but be governed by my brain. My brain, like all of ours, which has been responding to collective trauma for a while now, finds it hard to think long term. And the fear we had instilled upon us doesn’t simply dissipate with the announcement of easing of restrictions.

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Chatting about RISE, poetry, and donkeys with Fleassy Malay

Tonight I was honoured to spend an hour chatting with Fleassy Malay live on Facebook about my experiences in RISE, which is her flagship speaker training program. We talk about how transformative the program has been for both my poetry practice and my personal life, we play an improvisation game which results in us developing a donkey-based small business and I get to read a few poems.

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