Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Compulsive Reader radio show

Karen Knight, a very talented Tasmanian poet, and I were interviewed today on Magdelana Ball's web radio show.

If you'd like to check it out, follow the link.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Feature reading at Passionate Tongues, Brunswick Hotel. June 16, 2008.

Picture: Michael Reynolds.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Feature reading at the Dan O'Connell Hotel. August 30, 2008.
Pictures by Michael Reynolds.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Review of Magisterium

The Compulsive Reader has kindly reviewed my new collection of poetry. Here's an excerpt:
"This is a sure-footed and powerful collection which not only points a finger at governmental posturing, and the tragedies that humans create, but also provides a kind of solution and mythology to replace those that have failed us. It isn’t always easy to read, and best read slowly, so the impact of each poem can be allowed to unfold. This is poetry written at the limits of what our language can do; without sacrificing accessibility. It speaks to everyman; as conspirator; perpetrator; and fellow seeker." -- Read the full review.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Best Australian Poems 2008

One of my poems, 'Tuk-tuk', has been selected for Black Inc.'s Best Australian Poems 2008 anthology. 'Tuk-tuk' was first published last October in Jacket, and included in my second collection of poetry, Magisterium (Australian Scholarly Publishing).

The anthology will be out in November.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Here's the Stateline story that ran on the ABC on August 29 about Melbourne becoming a UNESCO City of Literature.