Reading at Queensland Writers Centre Literary Salon

As part of my small run of poetry readings in support of my collection About the Author is Dead (available through Cordite Books), I will be a part of the Queensland Writers Centre Literary Salon with Alice… Continue reading

Reading at Riverbend Poetry Series II for Queensland Poetry Festival

I will be doing a small run of poetry readings over May, June and July in support of my collection, About the Author is Dead, which is out through Cordite Books. The first is… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure support Custard for North Queensland tour

After touring with Custard last year in support of their latest album The Common Touch, The Stress of Leisure is set to do it all again for their North Queensland tour. We’ll be… Continue reading

‘About the Author is Dead’ available through Cordite Publishing Inc

My debut collection About the Author is Dead is now available to purchase from Cordite Publishing (and soon to be available in North America from Small Press Distribution). Warmest thanks to Kent MacCarter for… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure #7 in 4ZZZ Hot 100

The Stress of Leisure came in at number 7 in the 4ZZZ Hot 100 on New Years Day for the song I Wanna Be Adult! We are grateful for the support of our vital… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure ‘Pulled Pork’ Video

Here is The Stress of Leisure’s  video for  Pulled Pork, the opening track on  Eruption Bounce. It’s the second single from the album, following I Wanna Be Adult. This video springs from the warped mind of Ian… Continue reading

24 Hour Gym to present at Poetry and the Essay conference, Wellington (NZ)

24 Hour Gym will present the songs of 24 Hour Gym Volume 1 at 5pm, Thursday 7 December at the Poetry and the Essay conference at the Victoria University of Wellington’s Poetry and the Essay… Continue reading

Poems in Australian Book Review’s States of Poetry

I have five poems included in the Queensland chapter of Australian Book Review’s second series of States of Poetry, edited by Felicity Plunkett: stones sequence sucked (after Samuel Beckett’s Molloy) a less tangible currency (after The New… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure launches Eruption Bounce

We’ve launched our album Eruption Bounce (out through Plus One Records) and we’ve been playing a bunch of shows to celebrate: Sunday 1 October w/ Moody Beach and The Gametes @ The Foundry, Brisbane Saturday… Continue reading

Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary at Brisbane Writers Festival

As part of the Brisbane Writers Festival, I will be taking part in The Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary on Saturday 9 September at 7pm in the Top Shelf bar (right beside the State Library of… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure ‘I Wanna Be Adult’ Video

    Here is The Stress of Leisure’s  video for  I Wanna Be Adult, which is fashioned after the hit television show Come Dine with Me. It’s the first single from our upcoming album, Eruption Bounce. With Phil… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure support Shonen Knife at The Zoo

The Stress of Leisure will be supporting Japan’s Shonen Knife when they play The Zoo on Thursday 21 September. Also supporting is I Heart Hiroshima.

QUT Digital Literature Award Shortlist

My piece ‘Generation Loss (after Alvin Lucier)’ has been shortlisted for the QUT Digital Literature Award, alongside works by Mez Breeze, Jason Nelson, David Thomas Henry Wright with Karen Lowry and Julia Lane, and Marianna… Continue reading

Travelling Light: Leonard Cohen Tribute for Queensland Poetry Festival

I’ll be doing a couple of Leonard Cohen poems for the Travelling Light: Leonard Cohen Tribute at Queensland Poetry Festival on Thursday, August 24 at 8:30pm. There is a stellar line-up of LC fans, including  Ben Salter, Ben… Continue reading

Issue #8 of ‘Today, the voice you speak with may not be your own’

Originally posted on Today, the voice you speak with may not be your own:
The eighth issue of the zine Today, the voice you speak with may not be your own is available and…

Borrowed Verse Pozible campaign

  Simon Munro‘s Borrowed Verse project, bringing poets and songwriters together, is working to get an album out through pozible – check out the rewards and consider backing it: https://pozible.com/project/borrowed-verse-poetry-in-song. There are wonderful people… Continue reading

Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary MILLS AND BOOM! at Brisbane Powerhouse

As part of the Wonderland 2016, I will be taking part in The Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary‘s Mills and Boom! at the Brisbane Powerhouse on Sunday 4th December. The Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary (FFA) is… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure play The Go-Betweens tribute with Adele Pickvance at The Triffid

          The Stress Of Leisure will be playing with former The Go-Betweens member Adele Pickvance at The Triffid‘s Streets of Your Town: A Tribute to the Go-Betweens on Friday 2nd December.… Continue reading

‘Unspooling UN/SPOOL’ in art project ‘A book of small things’ by Panayiotis Michael

My piece Unspooling UN/SPOOL  has been included in the gorgeous print and performance project  A book of small things by artist Panayiotis Michael (Cyprus). The project includes fantastic work by Maria Petrides, Isabel Carvalho, Peter Eramian,… Continue reading

Poem in Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry Anthology (launching at Queensland Poetry Festival)

My poem endowed through marriage with an aristocratic title (after Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, nee Plötz) has been included in Hunter Publishers’ Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry edited by Bonny Cassidy & Jessica L. Wilkinson. The anthology will… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure play Sonic Masala Fest 2016

The Stress of Leisure is looking forward to play Sonic Masala Fest again on Saturday 13th August at Greenslopes Bowls Club from 11am. poster art by Phoebe Paradise Wrap your eyes around the… Continue reading

the death of the author (after Roland Barthes) published in Stale Objects

My piece the death of the author (after Roland Barthes) – a poetic deconstruction of the essay of the same name – is available for free download over at Stale Objects (SOd press) as… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure cover Iggy Pop and David Bowie

The Stress of Leisure will be partaking in two tribute nights this month, covering the songs of both Iggy Pop and David Bowie. First up, is Lust for Life: a tribute to Iggy Pop at… Continue reading

‘Generation Loss (after Alvin Lucier)’ published in Cordite 55: Future Machines edited by Bella Li

My piece Generation Loss (after Alvin Lucier), including second generation: text compression  and third generation: Alvin standing outside (stick to your guns), appears in Issue 55 of Cordite Poetry Review: FUTURE MACHINES edited by the wonderful Bella Li. It… Continue reading