‘you are turned a someone’ published in Cordite 96: NO THEME IX edited by Mindy Gill and Jeet Thayil

My poem you are turned a someone, which is an internet performance of Paul Celan’s Streak (hover over the lines to get my gist) has been included in Cordite 96: NO THEME IX… Continue reading

‘Interesting Times’ single and video launched

‘The times are now interesting enough for Interesting Times’ — Jane Elliott, 2020 The Stress of Leisure has released a single for the times, called Interesting Times. We recorded this song during the… Continue reading

FOUND-19 published at Greater Than 11%

I was invited by the magnificent Renee Vaughan Sutherland to respond to our strange pandemic times for her excellent Greater Than 11% project blog. I generated the poem FOUND-19 based on the first… Continue reading

(Pressing on) published at SOd press

The brilliant people at SOd press have published (pressing on), which is my keyboard performance of Pam Brown’s excellent (pressure’s on). You can read an online version of (pressure’s on) at Compound Press‘s… Continue reading

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