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, gay, bisexual, transgender & intersex people collection, released through Rag & Bone Man Press.


Edited by David Hardy, BOLD is full of important stories and pieces by The Hon Justice Michael Kirby, Miriam Saphira, John Ebert & John Stafford, Linda Englert Kennedy, Bob Brown, Adrienne Fleming, Steve Jebb & Peter Haines, Roisin O’Hagan, Erica & Joan, Heather McPherson, Basia Sokolowska, Jean Taylor, Kate Lilley, Allison Browning, Melissa Hardie, Fay June Ball & Kathrine Clarke, Rob Wallis, Belinda Raposo, Christopher Hartland, Dave Urquhart, Connie Morgan, Heather Faulkner, Barbara Bryce, Helmut Bakaitis, Mary Jane Carpenter, Timorell, Alison J. Laurie, Tina Healy, Garth Wong, Stephen Colwell, Lois Cox, Philip Rescorla & Martin Edwardes, Geoff Davis, Jo Harrison, Kathleen McGuire, Joe Ray Latham & Catherine Barrett, Rev. Leigh NeighbourRobert Levithan, Darryl Butler, Trevor Robinson, Bart Hosking, David Menadue, Dawn Daylight, Rosslyn Prosser, Rowland Thomson & Crusader Hillis, Kelly Bowie, Michael Young, Lia Incognita, Pham Phu Thanh Hang & Arjun Rajkhowa, Sally Goldner, Sue Cole & Kelly McIlroy, Jill Livestre and Graham Willett.

Things people are saying about BOLD:

‘BOLD is beautiful. This anthology … is for all Australians who enjoy history that is alive, progressive and celebratory.’
– Bob Brown (Former Senator and Leader of the Australian Greens)

‘David Hardy has captured with simple honesty the love, courage, humour, endurance and strength that any community would be proud to celebrate.’
– Deborah Cheetham (Artistic Director of the Short Black Opera)

‘This isn’t just an anthology, but a gorgeous living history of our community. Essential reading for every queer Australian, young and old.’
– Benjamin Law (Author of The Family Law and Gaysia)

‘I recommend this volume to anyone concerned about social justice, truth and the importance of love and community.’
– Barb Creed (Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, University of Melbourne)

‘David Hardy is to be thanked and praised for adding to the clamour that will one day, soon, change the whole world.’
​– The Hon. Michael Kirby (Onetime Justice of the High Court of Australia)​

You can purchase a copy from good bookstores or online here.