The Lavender Room at Wrecked ‘Em Markets, Southside Tea Room

Philip Dearest is hosting WRECKED ‘EM MARKETS! ZINES AND JUNK! and I will be there to represent The Lavender Room at Southside Tea Room on Sunday 17th November from 5pm-8pm.   There will a load of talented artists selling their… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure play 4 Senses Friday 15th November

The Stress of Leisure are playing another 4 Senses gig at the State Library of Queensland on Friday 15th November from 7pm. Also on the bill are Jakarta Criers and Brisbane’s favourites The Gin… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure play The Brisbane Powerhouse Sunday 6th October

The Stress of Leisure will be playing Live Spark at the Brisbane Powerhouse on Sunday afternoon, 6th October. 52 Pickups will also be performing. Prepare for good times from 3pm and entry is… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure play The Beetle Bar Friday 20th September

The Stress of Leisure is delighted to be playing at the launch of The Bell Divers’ new album ‘Ruins’, next week Friday September 20 at The Beetle Bar. Not only do we get to share a… Continue reading

Poetry, literature and song at New Farm Library’s Queer Literary Event

On Friday 6th September, from 5.30pm, I will be doing some poetry and music as part of the New Farm Library’s Queer Literary Event, which is part of the 2013 Pride Festival’s celebrations.… Continue reading

August SpeedPoets featuring Pascalle Burton & Tylea

Originally posted on speedpoets:
August is a massive month of poetry here in Brisbane – it’s QLD Poetry Festival time – so it seems right that SpeedPoets brings it to a close when it returns…

The Stress of Leisure play The Waiting Room

Sonic Masala presents a gig on Friday 30th August at the Waiting Room in West End featuring The Stress of Leisure, Sleepwalks and BARGE With An Antenna On It. Entry is $10. This… Continue reading

Poems by Telephone at Queensland Poetry Festival

I will be performing a new poetry show called Poems by Telephone at the Queensland Poetry Festival on Saturday 24th August at 4.00pm. The session is called A Storm Hymnal and will also… Continue reading

Archive Fever (after Jacques Derrida) published in Presence Chapbook for Cordite Poetry Review

My poem Archive Fever (after Jacques Derrida) has been included in Graham Nunn’s Chapbook Presence  that was curated for Cordite Poetry Review. The chapbook includes ‘poets/secrets/truths’ from what Graham describes as ‘some of my… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure play with Laura Imbruglia and David Stavanger, Reader-in-Residence

The Stress of Leisure will be playing a show with Laura Imbruglia and Melodie Nelson on Friday July 5 at the Beetle Bar as this delightfully extravagant poster suggests. That’s our next full band gig. We’re very… Continue reading

Poetry Performance at Riverbend – QPF 2013 Launch

I will be doing a small set as part of the Riverbend Poetry Series to launch the 2013 Qld Poetry Festival on Tuesday 18th June. I am programmed alongside the exceptional Nathan Shepherdson… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure play The Hideaway Friday 3rd May

  The Stress of Leisure are playing The Hideaway on Friday May 3, alongside Kellie Lloyd and Conor Macdonald. You may know Kellie from her Screamfeeder exploits, however last year she released a… Continue reading

The Cleveland Line published in Overland II: Resistance

  The audio track for The Cleveland Line has been included in the issue of Audio Overland II: Resistance, edited by Maxine Clarke. There are 8 other poets included: Ngwatilo Mawiyoo, Tiggy Johnson, Belinda Lopez, Koraly Dimitriadis,… Continue reading

The Lavender Room at Kustom Krafts Retro Vintage Markets

The Lavender Room will have a stall at Kustom Krafts Retro Vintage Lifestyle Markets at Sandgate Bowling Club on Sunday April 13th from 11-6pm. Expect to see The Lavender Room’s regular offerings of… Continue reading

Performing Yoko Ono with Tylea for Queensland Poetry Festival

At the closing night of Queensland Poetry Festival last year, Tylea (gotacola, The Visual Fields, Songs of Applewood) gave a beautiful performance and asked me to join her onstage for a piece. We… Continue reading

Poem in Mall Stories 2013

My poem, methodical painter, has been included in Mall Stories 2013, which is a part of the You Are Here Festival in Canberra and was conceived and curated by Julian Fleetwood. The poems form… Continue reading

The Lavender Room in Bound Apart Exhibition for Rae and Bennett

  The Lavender Room Zine-in-a-Matchbox series, The Outlandish Watch Songbook and Revisited Translations, and the Short Black Suite poetry postcards are included in the Bound Apart Photography and Publishing exhibition held by Rae… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure – 4Senses Benefit Gig for Deaf Australia

Saturday February 9 we’re playing the 4Senses Benefit (Deaf Australia) at the Bridge Club alongside local favourites Giants of Science, Drawn From Bees and Royal Artillery. The night will be unlike most gigs you attend – there… Continue reading

The Stress of Leisure – December Duo Deluxe

Ian and I will be doing a run of gigs this December that includes playing alongside some wonderful people.   Photo: India Ryan-Knight First up, we head to Melbourne on Thursday December 6th… Continue reading

The Lavender Room Zine-in-a-Matchbox Special Double Issue #11 and #12 – Florist Extraordinaires, Balconies and Dungeness plus Fascinating Men, Flamingoes and Lists!

The Zine-in-a-Matchbox is a Golden Stapler nominated series! You can read an interview on the zine at Another Lost Shark and The Australian Book Arts Journal.   Issue #11 and #12 is a… Continue reading

The Lavender Room Zine-in-a-Matchbox Issue #10 – Sneezing, An Albatross, Fashion and Hashimoto in Springtime

The Zine-in-a-Matchbox is a Golden Stapler nominated series! You can read an interview on the zine at Another Lost Shark and The Australian Book Arts Journal. In each issue you’ll find: • Ye… Continue reading

The Outlandish Watch 7″ vinyl launch at Speedpoets

The vinyl will be officially launched at Speedpoets, held at Brew Café in Lower Burnett Lane, Queen St Mall from 2pm Saturday 7th July. David Stavanger, Nathan Shepherdson and I have written a companion… Continue reading

The Hear and Now – My Year of the Sounding Board published in Sotto

Here is an article written for Australian Poetry’s journal Sotto, called ‘The Hear and Now – My Year of the Sounding Board’