Experimental poetry workshop at Avid Reader Bookshop

I’ve been invited to run an experimental constraint-driven poetry writing workshop called Crafting Words at Avid Reader Bookshop on Sunday 24 October 2021. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about poets who… Continue reading

Poetry reading at Prague Microfestival (PMF)

I would love to be appearing in person at the Prague Microfestival, which runs from October 8–10, but a video will have to do this year. I’ll be participating in a video reading… Continue reading

Poetry reading at Queensland Poetry’s Volta

October is shaping up to be a busy month for poetry. As a starter, I will be a part of Queensland poetry’s Volta at the Brisbane Square Library on Friday 1 October, 6pm,… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure playing with Ben Ely and Band at the Zoo

e is fortunate to be playing a live gig (fingers crossed). We are helping Ben Ely celebrate his new album The Golden Path at The Zoo on Friday 10 September. Jerm will also be playing.

The Stress of Leisure launches Faux Wave

The Stress of Leisure has been fortunate to release our album Faux Wave despite the global pandemic and we will be launching it on Thursday 19 November at Lefty’s Music Hall. Tickets are… Continue reading

Two poems in Minarets Issue 11 edited by Pam Brown

I have two poems included in Issue 11 of Minarets (as part of Chris Holdaway’s Compound Press), which was edited by the amazing Pam Brown (read her editorial here). Both poems experiment with… Continue reading

Two poems in Guesthouse Issue 5 edited by Diane Seuss and Jane Huffman

I have two poems included in this special pandemic-themed issue of Guesthouse, which was guest co-edited by the incredible Diane Seuss (read her introduction here). The first piece is Every Day, Fingertips, a keyboard… Continue reading

‘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