Ballarat Writers Ekphrastic Writing Group / Thurs Aug 19

Join me for a writing session with a difference - let visual art inspire your words in Ballarat Writers new ekphrastic writing group! Meet at the given time and place, bring your own favourite (and most portable) writing implements and be ready to respond to the art. We are going to respond to Anindita Banerjee's … Continue reading Ballarat Writers Ekphrastic Writing Group / Thurs Aug 19

Ballarat Writers Ekphrastic Writing Group / Mon July 12

Join me for a writing session with a difference - let visual art inspire your words in Ballarat Writers new ekphrastic writing group! Meet at the given time and place, bring your own favourite (and most portable) writing implements and be ready to respond to the art. This time we are taking in the 100 … Continue reading Ballarat Writers Ekphrastic Writing Group / Mon July 12

Ballarat Writers Ekphrastic Writing Group / Tues June 28

Join me for a writing session with a difference - let visual art inspire your words in Ballarat Writers new ekphrastic writing group! Meet at the given time and place, bring your own favourite (and most portable) writing implements and be ready to respond to the art. This time we are taking in the Golden … Continue reading Ballarat Writers Ekphrastic Writing Group / Tues June 28

Dirty Thirty Day 25 / You But Me

I liked this prompt from The Dirty Thirty challenge but it took me a few days to write the poem. The prompt was to write an uplifting piece to your younger self. I see you thensitting on the edge of your dorm room bedlooking at a gallery of postcards and picturespiecing together an identity on … Continue reading Dirty Thirty Day 25 / You But Me

Dirty Thirty Day 23 / Zombified

It's been a while since one of The Dirty Thirty prompts really clicked with me. This one was obvious - the zombie apocalypse is parenting in the school holidays of course. ZOMBIFIED I see my arms reaching out as I shuffle through the houseGroaning at the kidsThere’s a dull ache in my skull cavityTime was … Continue reading Dirty Thirty Day 23 / Zombified

Dirty Thirty Day 10 / Slater

Today's offering from The Dirty Thirty prompts. The prompt today was to create a super hero. Mine was a hero of self-care. SLATER Slater curls inside herselfher soft belly safeunrecognisableshe is a rockthis protectionconservation of energyshe will withstand the worst of the worldnot guns-blazingbut navel-gazingweaponised avoidanceshe is immovabledon’t wannaimpenetrablehead meeting sandheels digging innot arm-waving bravebut … Continue reading Dirty Thirty Day 10 / Slater

Dirty Thirty Day 6 / You Delicious Bitch

A cheesy love poem from the prompts provided every day of April over at The Dirty Thirty on Facebook. YOU DELICIOUS BITCH I love you bodily uncontrollably energy sapping all consuming I waste away with you inside me I pour myself down the drain for you flushed my cheeks burning with the thought of loving … Continue reading Dirty Thirty Day 6 / You Delicious Bitch

Dirty Thirty Day 5 / Amorphous

Another poem from the prompts provided every day of April over at The Dirty Thirty on Facebook. The prompt was to write about organic shapes. AMORPHOUS Even the stars are ripe with meaning Shapeless and waiting Too dazzling to be definite Amorphous light leaking into retinas We make pictures To stop us from feeling as … Continue reading Dirty Thirty Day 5 / Amorphous

Dirty Thirty Day 2 / The Blank Page

Every April, The Dirty Thirty runs a month-long poetry challenge over on Facebook. I definitely did not do a poem every day in April but I did write a couple of new poems thanks to their daily prompts. Here's day two. The prompt to to describe the process of filling some kind of blank slate, … Continue reading Dirty Thirty Day 2 / The Blank Page