Poem for Peace Forum / Fri 22 Jan

Let's Talk Peace Ballarat are hosting an online Peace Forum, during which I will be reading an original poem (or three) as a creative response to the UN Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons entering into force. Join us to honour personal and universal peace on 22 January 2021 from 1pm until 2pm. Held … Continue reading Poem for Peace Forum / Fri 22 Jan

Pandemic Poem #29 / Chrysalis

This poem came from a brief from City of Ballarat, who commissioned a spoken word piece for their Once Upon A Lockdown podcast. The brief asked me to consider the following questions: "Whilst we have been in lockdown, have we gained more than we’ve lost? How can we retain some of the positive actions / … Continue reading Pandemic Poem #29 / Chrysalis

Pandemic Poem #26 / Yearning

This poem has an interesting history. It eventually became the poem used in Yearning, a creative covid response by Yum Stuido, commissioned by City of Ballarat. The initial discussions between filmmaker Erin McCusky and myself in response to the brief brought up themes of longing, community and hope. The commission asked the question “what kind … Continue reading Pandemic Poem #26 / Yearning