Let's Talk Peace, Ballarat asked me to create a video of the poem Fallout, and it's now available to watch online! Created in collaboration with local filmmaker Sam McColl, from Green Eggs and Ham Productions, the video was funded by the City of Ballarat Community Impact Grants, auspiced by Ballarat Arts Alive. Let's Talk Peace … Continue reading Fallout video premieres
I was very chuffed to be interviewed by the delightful Silvia Canton Rondoni from the new Pandemic Poetry Podcast, based in Canberra. I performed No Pockets and chatted about how the poem came to be, and about my spoken word practice in general. You can now listen to the episode on Spotify.
I’ve taken out the Queenland Poetry Arts Queensland 2021 XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word!! I’m so proud of myself and glad the judge Anisa Nanduala saw the time, effort and creativity that I put into my poem mash-up Single White Female. This entry was by far the most creative of all 31 poems. … Continue reading QLD Poetry Prize Win
Chisholm St is an intimate experience for audiences with seating capped at 15 or less, depending on the current lockdown restrictions. Launched in March 2021, this monthly performance platform was born from host Bronwyn Bliaklock's desire to support local musicians and wordsmiths. August's offering features contemporary chamber music and poetry by an all-Ballarat collective of … Continue reading Chisholm St: Australian Voices / Fri 27 & Sat 28 Aug
It’s here! My first ever chapbook is hot of the press and you can get a copy! Featuring all your faves including Water It, No Pockets and Cartographers of Othering, I go into battle with nothing but my pen in this collection of poems which weave the personal and political into fighting words, asking for … Continue reading Mightier is here!
As part of the Emerging Writers Festival, Littlefoot & Co are taking their Spoken Word Night online. It is a safe space for all types of creative expression, whether it be poetry, music, comedy, storytelling or anything else. First time performers are all always encouraged.The feature will be Nyarath Gatkuoth! Thursday 24th June at 7.30pm … Continue reading Littlefoot & Co Spoken Word Online / Thurs June 24
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
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
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