The Stress of Leisure playing at Regurgitator’s Quarter Pounder Tour at The Tivoli

The Stress of Leisure is playing at The Tivoli on Sunday 27 October as part of Regurgitator’s weekend-long 25th birthday celebrations, The Quarter Pounder Tour. Starting at 3pm, the line-up also features Shonen… Continue reading

The evolution of her pictorial published in Southerly Journal

  My poem The evolution of her pictorial — after the wonderful artist Liliane Lijn — has been published in Southerly Journal issue 78.3 along with the other poems shortlisted for the David Harold Tribe poetry… Continue reading

Spoken word showcase at Byron Writers Festival to launch UQP’s anthology ‘Solid Air’

Looking forward to Byron Writers Festival and being a part of the Solid Air Spoken Word Showcase satellite event on Friday 2nd August at Byron Theatre to launch University of Queensland Press‘s spoken word anthology Solid… Continue reading

About the Author is Dead shortlisted for the 2019 Mary Gilmore Award

My book About the Author is Dead has been shortlisted for the 2019 Mary Gilmore Award for best first book of poetry, alongside Lindsay Tuggle, Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, Eunice Andrada, Marjon Mossammaparast and… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure play with Whalehouse for The Bug Song single launch

The Stress of Leisure loves WHALEHOUSE. Zoe, Amy-Rose and Sonya put on a raucous show and we will be supporting them (along with Perve Endings) for the launch of their new single The Bug… Continue reading

GIF poem ‘a poem floats’ published in PHOTODUST

My GIF poem a poem floats (after Sigalit Landau’s DeadSee) is now up on PHOTODUST and will never (ever) end. 

Punch Lines: Poets Play Duchamp at Sydney Writers Festival

Thanks to Red Room Poetry and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, I’ve had the best time preparing poetic responses to the work of Marcel Duchamp for Punch Lines: Poets Play Duchamp at the Sydney Writers’… Continue reading

Greater Than 11% podcast with Renee Vaughan Sutherland

Greater Than 11% is presented by Renee Vaughan Sutherland, a London-based filmmaker and artist, and explores roles and opportunities for women within the creative industries. The weekly podcast interviews women about their careers and… Continue reading

Reading at Madonna Staunton survey at Milani Gallery

Madonna Staunton’s  A Selected Survey:1964–2019 at Milani Gallery is stunning and will show until 30 March. To celebrate, at 4pm on Saturday 16 March, Josh Milani, Nathan Shepherdson, Anna Jacobson and I will be… Continue reading

patterns of abuse published in Cordite Poetry Review 89: DOMESTIC

My piece patterns of abuse has been included in the stunning issue 89: DOMESTIC of Cordite Poetry Review, which was guest edited by Natalie Harkin (read her introduction here). The visual poem combines Sheridan and Nash’s… Continue reading

in the beginning without end published in Australian Poetry Journal ‘spoken’ issue

David Stavanger and Andrew Galan co-edited this dual-jewel issue of Australian Poetry Journal. It includes a print version and a playlist of selected pieces. Both include my poem in the beginning without end, which is written after Julia Kristeva’s… Continue reading

Shortlisted in the David Harold Tribe Poetry Award

My poem The evolution of her pictorial — after the extraordinary artist Liliane Lijn — has been shortlisted for the David Harold Tribe Poetry Award, alongside heavy-hitters Geraldine Burrowes, Michael Farrell, Grace Heyer, Ella O’Keefe and Ali Jane Smith. Thanks… Continue reading

Reading at Double-launch event for Candy Royalle’s collection and Australian Poetry Journal 8.2

I’ll be doing my last poetry reading for the year at the double-launch event of Candy Royalle‘s A trillion tiny awakenings & Australian Poetry Journal 8.2 at the Bloodhound Bar on Sunday 9 December… Continue reading

Panel session and reading at Asia Pacific Writers & Translators Conference Gold Coast 2018

I’ll be participating in a couple of events at this year’s Asia Pacific Writers & Translators conference, directed by Sanaz Fotouhi and running from 5–7 December. The full program can be found here,… Continue reading

‘About the Author is Dead’ launches and reading in Los Angeles

I normally use this blog to write about things coming up in the future. But I was so busy touring with Regurgitator and so on that I forgot to do posts for some… Continue reading

Played keys on Custard’s ‘The Band (Live In The Basement)’ album

The incredible Custard recently released their new album called The Band (Live In The Basement), through ABC Music. Henry Brister recorded the show on the 9th November, 2017 at The Basement in Sydney, where The… Continue reading

After the After Party, 1979 included in (drowned out by traffic noise): a, A Novel

My track After the After Party, 1979 is included in Derek Beaulieu’s limited edition CD (drowned out by traffic noise): a, A Novel, created in collaboration with Alan Dunn, and also featuring Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure joins Regurgitator on Life Support tour

(Photo credit above to Katherine O’Malley) So the Regurgitator ‘Life Support’ tour has concluded. What a thrill to see the ‘Gurge play! Their latest album HEADROXX is as good as any of their… Continue reading

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