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’s choice, worth $650. In order for that to happen, you have to VOTE!Continue reading “‘Circuit Work’ Video a QPF Film & Poetry Challenge Finalist – VOTE NOW”
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.Continue reading “Chatting about RISE, poetry, and donkeys with Fleassy Malay”
These are probably the last few spoken word gigs for the year! I am hopeful that in 2021 I will be able to do some live spoken word performances as well as keep up any online ones which continue into the new year.Continue reading “Upcoming Poetry Gigs”
I’m thrilled to be a feature poet at Melbourne Spoken Word presents Fresh Voices Online tomorrow night (Wednesday 23rd September).Continue reading “Feature Set at MSW Fresh Voices / Wed 23 Sept”
This Pandemic Poem felt like a spoken word piece right from the get go. So I made it a video.Continue reading “Pandemic Poem #10 / Maybe It’s The Apocalypse”
Last Wednesday night, in some god-awful wet and windy weather, I travelled to Geelong with my writer friend Zoe Werner. We both competed in the Australian Poetry Slam heat being held at the Geelong Regional Libraries.
It was a fantastic night of passionate poetry and I was very proud of myself for coming second! This means that I am off to compete at the Victorian Finals on Friday 4 October at the State Library, Melbourne.
I’ve fallen in love with spoken word. I’m not so interested in acting anymore, but I really enjoy the feeling of performing poetry aloud. Being able to read the poetry I write aloud enables an additional level of catharsis, and being a thespian at heart means most of my poems are best experienced as spoken word, rather than read off the page.
I’m chuffed to have been asked to preview my poem for the Weathering The Future project at this month’s Words Out Loud in Ballarat. Continue reading “Hear me read poetry – WOL 15th Nov!”
After many months of unavailability on Thursday nights, I was finally able to go along to the monthly spoken word event Words Out Loud. I closed the night with three of my poems – “Light Pollution”, “Add Smile, Hit Send”, and “Here, Nights”.
You can hear my performance via the Words Out Loud Website. Please ignore the nervousness in my voice and the fumbling over words as I try to decipher my own handwriting. Next time I’ll rehearse!
You can read “Light Pollution”and “Add Smile, Hit Send”, for yourself as part of my NaPoWriMo collection.
And put next month’s WOL in your dairy. Thursday 21st June at 7pm in The Printers Room.