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

Couplet at Brisbane Square Library on 7th February

I will be doing a poetry performance as part of Couplet at Brisbane Square Library on Friday 7th February from 5:30pm. It is presented by David Stavanger, who is currently Reader-in-Residence at the… Continue reading

My Mouth (Is Not a Mouth) at The Hideaway January 4

  MY MOUTH (IS NOT A MOUTH) is an evening of absurdist and fringe music, theatre, spoken word, comedy and cabaret hosted by Ghostboy at The Hideaway on Saturday January 4. I will… Continue reading

Letter.Box.Stamp.Collect. installation for Queensland Poetry Festival

This year I curated an installation for the Queensland Poetry Festival called Letter.Box.Stamp.Collect. This project incorporated the 19th century orienteering hobby of Letterboxing, and circular poetry. Five former QPF poets- in-residence were invited… Continue reading

‘I will say this only once’ remix for if:book Australia

if:book Australia has published a series of remixes from its 24-Hour Book, Willow Patterns, and I have a piece included called I will say this only once. During the initial project, a team of nine writers… Continue reading

Interview on No Brow Art Show for 4ZZZ

I shot the breeze with Andrew McLellan* for 4ZZZ’s No Brow Art Show for the episode on Poetry, off the page and out of the book. The episode features the Pure Poetry Project and Bruce Mclean’s… Continue reading

Bad!Slam!No!Biscuit! at The Phoenix on 20th November

On Wednesday 20th November, Ian and I will be making a beloved return to Canberra into the arms of BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! at The Phoenix.  I am looking forward to getting my hands on Andrew… Continue reading

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