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…

‘UN/SPOOL’ at Queensland Poetry Festival

Nathan Shepherdson and I will be performing a cinematic response to Maya Deren’s Meshes of the Afternoon called UN/SPOOL at Queensland Poetry Festival on Sunday 31st August, 3pm at the Judith Wright Centre.… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure plays Ladyfest Launch Party on Friday 18th July

The Stress of Leisure will celebrate The Lady at the launch party for Ladyfest on Friday 18th July at The Underdog.  Also featuring are The Bell Divers, McKisko and Gunk. Tikets are $10… Continue reading

Nathan Shepherdson

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

Andrew Galan

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

Issue #3 of ‘Today, the voice you speak with may not be your own’

The third issue of the zine Today, the voice you speak with may not be your own is available and this issue we celebrate celluloid with The Film Issue. The zine consists of… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure plays Sonic Masala Fest on 21st June

  The Stress of Leisure will be among a ton of bands playing Brisbane DIY label Sonic Masala’s first festival, Sonic Masala Fest, at Greenslopes RSL on Saturday 21st June. This is what the… Continue reading

Presenting a paper at The 5th Biennial International Conference of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association

I will be presenting a paper called Borne through the body: the Internet as lived experience and the Desiring-machine for the Fifth Biennial International Conference of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association at the… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure plays The Hideaway’s Last Hoorah on Sat 31st May

On Saturday 31st May, beloved Brisbane venue The Hideaway will close its doors. The Stress of Leisure will play as part of Goodbye Jimmy – The Last Hideaway alongside other Hideaway regulars, Jiveswallow… Continue reading

Spaghetti Western published in Seizure Online

The online journal Seizure has been running an old-fashioned poetry parlour game called ‘Bouts Rimes’ – where players are given the end rhymes to a sonnet and must ‘fill in the rest’ – and my… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure play Infinity Broke album launch with The Scrapes 17th May at The Hideaway

The Stress of Leisure will be supporting Infinity Broke (the new project featuring Jamie Hutchings and Jared Harrison of Bluebottle Kiss, teamed with Jamie’s brother Scott and bassist Reuben Wills) for the launch… Continue reading

Issue #2 of ‘Today, the voice you speak with may not be your own’

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

Desert Ants by Sawako Nakayasu on Soundcloud

Sawako Nakayasu performed her wonderful poem ‘Desert Ants’ at the 2011 Queensland Poetry Festival. Years later, I added some circuit bent casio accompaniment. Sawako’s book ‘The Ants’, which includes this poem, is available… Continue reading

Visual poems in Australian Poetry Journal 3.2 #concrete

I have a couple of pieces of visual poetry from a series called Every afternoon at precisely the same time (after H. G. Wells’ ‘The First Men in the Moon’) included in Australian Poetry… Continue reading

Letters to a Suburb for You Are Here Festival

Image credit: Sarah Kaur and Pascalle Burton The excellent You Are Here Festival in Canberra is on until 23rd March, showcasing independent and experimental arts and culture from the inner workings of Canberra and… Continue reading

Poetry Masterclass at Bond University/Bleach* Festival

I will be running a poetry masterclass as part of the Poetry Gallery at Bleach* Festival on Sunday 23rd March. The masterclass will also feature a panel with songwriter/musician Nicky Bomba of the… Continue reading

Playing synths with The Dames for their Brisbane Tour 21-23 February

I am excited to be playing synths in a handful of shows with Clare Moore and Kaye Louise Patterson’s ‘west coast sci-fi pop’ band The Dames over the weekend of 21-23 February: Friday 21st (from 5pm): Queen… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure play with Dave Graney and the mistLY February 22nd

The Stress of Leisure will be playing support for Dave Graney and the mistLY at The New Globe Theatre on Saturday 22nd February. Tylea will also be playing, which is always a special… Continue reading

Issue #1 of ‘Today, the voice you speak with may not be your own’

It was time for a new zine. It is called Today, the voice you speak with may not be your own and now the first issue is here. The zine consists of the… Continue reading