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

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