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

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