‘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

The Stress of Leisure play The Bearded Lady for Some Jerks’ single launch (with Hot Wings)

The Stress of Leisure will play the Bearded Lady on Friday 8th July to help celebrate Some Jerks’ new single The Hunter. Also playing is Hot Wings from Melbourne. Rough set Times: Hot Wings…… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure at Stones Corner Hotel presented by Sonic Sherpa Record Store

The Stress of Leisure is looking forward to playing The Stones Corner Hotel on Friday June 10. Also on the bill are two other longstanding Brisbane acts Silent Feature Era and Leichhardt. Simon… Continue reading

In conversation with Kate Tempest at Avid Reader

  I will be talking with multi-award winning poet, rapper, playwright and novelist Kate Tempest on Monday 23rd May at Avid Reader to discuss her debut novel The Bricks that Built the Houses. Kate Tempest is… Continue reading

Response by Carody Culver to the Pocket Issue

Originally posted on Today, the voice you speak with may not be your own:
In an attempt to remind us all that great literature is very important — with accuracy optional — writer Carody Culver…

The Stress of Leisure ‘No Idea Is The New Idea’ Video

    Here is The Stress of Leisure’s  video for  No Idea Is The New Idea from our album Achievement. Featuring (in order of appearance): Renee Vaughan Sutherland, Chris Hetherington, Nicola Scott, Scott Regan, Adam… Continue reading

Poetry readings at Kurilpa Poets and Riverbend Poetry Series One

  I will be doing a poetry reading at Kurilpa Poets on Sunday 27th March from 2pm at 91 Cordelia St, South Brisbane, alongside Jem Sparkles and Reverend Hellfire. Entry is $5. Then… Continue reading

Issue #7

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

‘As if, Philip Tagg’ on Clan Analogue’s ‘Intone: Voice Abstractions’ compilation

  *** UPDATE: Congratulations to Clan Analogue on Intone: Voice Abstractions’ shortlisting for the Australian Art Music Awards’ Excellence in Experimental Music award. *** I have a track called As if, Philip Tagg (featuring Renee… Continue reading

Borrowed Verse at the Junk Bar with Tom Cooney, Matt Hetherington and Alex Bell

I will be part of an evening called Borrowed Verse at the Junk Bar on Thursday 10th March from 7:30pm. Borrowed Verse brings songwriters and poets together to create original songs. I have… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure nominated for 2016 QMA Album of the year

The Stress of Leisure’s album Achievement has been nominated for 2016 Queensland Music Awards Album of the Year alongside Blank Realm (Illegals In Heaven), Last Dinosaurs (Wellness), Robert Forster (Songs To Play) and Troy Cassar-Daley  (Freedom Ride). The awards… Continue reading

Response to Derek Beaulieu’s Erasing Warhol

After the Party by Andy Warhol Poet Derek Beaulieu (@derekbeaulieu) is erasing Andy Warhol’s a: a novel, leaving only sound effects and punctuation, and asking for sonic responses to the work. More information… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure play The Bearded Lady with Ultra Material and Figures

The Stress of Leisure will be playing the first gig of 2016 at The Bearded Lady on Thursday 11th February. We are playing with Ultra Material and Figures and will test out some… Continue reading

Poetic Practice course for Queensland Writers Centre

I am looking forward to running a course called Poetic Practice for Queensland Writers Centre over February and March. It is essentially for new poets and will run each Wednesday night 6–8pm between February… Continue reading

Poem in ‘BOLD: Stories from older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & intersex people’ collection by David Hardy

“If we want to live lives of purpose, knowing the past is as important as knowing the present” ~ Graham Willett I am so thrilled to be included in BOLD: Stories from older lesbian,… Continue reading

Issue #6

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

24 Hour Gym to play BAD!SLAM! in Brisbane and Canberra

(photo by Almaryse Burton at Queensland Poetry Festival) 24 Hour Gym  will perform the songs of 24 Hour Gym Volume 1 at the BAD!SLAM!NO!MEMOIR! in Brisbane on Thursday 5th November and BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! in Canberra… Continue reading

November poetry dates: Sappho, Salt, Solidarity and Speedpoets

While I haven’t made an orchestrated effort to tee up a November ‘tour’, I am about to do a bunch of poetry readings in November. I have even managed to get an updated… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure play Sydney, Brisbane and Toowoomba dates

Now that Jane has returned from her overseas adventures, The Achievement continues.  The Stress of Leisure will be playing a string of shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Toowoomba. Dates include: Friday 16th October at… Continue reading