Issue #6

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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

24 Hour Gym to perform at Queensland Poetry Festival

Pounce on a rare opportunity to see 24 Hour Gym perform the songs of 24 Hour Gym Volume 1 at the Queensland Poetry Festival! 24 Hour Gym is an experimental musical and spoken… Continue reading

Issue #5 of ‘Today, the voice you speak with may not be your own’

The fifth issue of the zine Today, the voice you speak with may not be your own is available and this issue the theme is Light. The zine consists of the words, images and… Continue reading

OPEN poetry collection curated for Queensland Poetry Festival

The theme for the 2015 Queensland Poetry Festival is ‘Language is a virus from outer space’. I have been curating a project for the festival that responds to this theme and the future of… Continue reading

Quasimodo’s Dream: a David Lynch inspired night at Queensland Poetry Festival

After  the wonderful Between Two Worlds exhibition at GOMA this year, the David Lynch love keeps coming with the session Quasimodo’s Dream at the Queensland Poetry Festival at 10pm, Saturday 29th August at… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure launch album ‘Achievement’ in Brisbane and Melbourne

The Stress of Leisure will launch album number five, Achievement, on Friday 26th June. Launch dates will start with Brisbane and Melbourne: Friday 26th June at The Bearded Lady in Brisbane, playing with McKisko… Continue reading

Poetry Reading at Judith Wright Centenary Celebrations

  Widely regarded as one of Australia’s most accomplished poets, Judith Wright, born on 31 May 1915, was a champion of the environment and a strong advocate for Indigenous rights. On the eve… Continue reading

Every afternoon at precisely the same time (after H.G. Wells’ ‘First Men in the Moon’) in V+L-A=K Magazine Issue 5

I am delighted to have a series of work, Every afternoon at precisely the same time (after H.G. Wells’ ‘The First Men in the Moon’) in the 5th and final issue of V+L-A=K Magazine.… Continue reading

Poetry Masterclass at Bond University/Bleach* Festival

Last year, I ran a poetry masterclass as part of the Poetry Gallery at Bleach* Festival. I will be returning to Bond again on Sunday 15th March. The masterclass will also feature a special talk by 2013… Continue reading

‘The future is but the obsolete in reverse’ published in Cordite 49: OBSOLETE

I have a poem called The future is but the obsolete in reverse published in Cordite Poetry Review 49: OBSOLETE edited by Tracy Ryan. The title of the poem is taken from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1952… Continue reading

‘computers consider Maya Deren’ published in Overland Journal: Photonic Overland

I have a poetic film called computers consider Maya Deren in Overland Journal’s special electronic poetry issue Photonic Overland, edited by Benjamin Laird. The poem is the final companion piece to the UN/SPOOL collaboration with Nathan Shepherdson,… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure ‘Girl On A Lilo’ video

Here is The Stress of Leisure’s  video for Girl On A Lilo, the first single off our album Achievement. It features the stunning Tessa Rose and was made by Ian Powne and I. Tessa… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure single launch for ‘Girl On A Lilo’ with Workshop and Tape/Off

The Stress Of Leisure will provide a taster of our upcoming album Achievement when we launch the first song off the rank, Girl On A Lilo, at Black Bear Lodge on Thursday 8th January. … Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure play in trio mode for June Low Single and Video Launch

The Stress of Leisure will be playing in trio mode (with Jane Elliott on cello) for June Low’s official debut launch of her single, Alone and the debut screening of the Alone music… Continue reading

Issue #4 of ‘Today, the voice you speak with may not be your own’

The fourth issue of the zine Today, the voice you speak with may not be your own is available and this issue we are looking ahead to The Future. The zine consists of… Continue reading

UN/SPOOL Companion piece launch at Heiser Gallery

At the Queensland Poetry Festival this year, Nathan Shepherdson and I performed UN/SPOOL, a poetic response to Maya Deren’s 1943 film Meshes of the Afternoon. As part of the creative process, we created… Continue reading

24 Hour Gym to debut at Unstable Landings

Meet 24 Hour Gym, a musical project with Tessa Rose (vocals, breath) and myself (vocals, synths). 24 Hour Gym is music for a complete workout of body and mind, with lyrics derived from both… Continue reading

Poetry reading at The Waiting Room with McKisko, Daniel Challis and St Augustus

It was such a shame to hear that The Waiting Room is going to close soon. Fortunately, I will have a little opportunity to do one last gig there: I will be providing… Continue reading

Needlepoints of Light, Literary Vaudeville and Walking Home, Walking Away

With the Queensland Poetry Festival and Brisbane Writers Festival fast approaching, I am getting ready to do a little bit of hosting. Firstly, I will be MC for QPF‘s opening night spectacular, Needlepoints… Continue reading

‘machine made out of words’ published in Cordite Poetry Review 47.0: Collaboration

I have a poem called  machine made out of words in Cordite Poetry Review 47.0: COLLABORATION, guest edited by Louis Armand and Helen Lambert. The poem is inspired by the Oulipo technique of… Continue reading

John Wainwright

Originally posted on Today, the voice you speak with may not be your own:
Poet John Wainwright has written a response to The Architecture Issue of Today, the voice you speak with may…