Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Ghost Poetry is on!

Big News. Ghost Poetry is on!

Just scored some love from the Australia Council to undertake a poetry project over the next 12 months. Wow! It’s going to be one helluva year.

The goal is to sleep at ten so-called haunted sites all over the country: hotels, community halls, courthouses, homesteads, gaols and arts centres. I have recently approached a famous theatre in Melbourne but they wouldn’t have a bar of it. Bummer.

Needless to mention I’m feeling very supported at the moment in my writing career, but also excited and scared. It promises to be an intense and very personal exploration.... and to express it through poetry.. to test poetry perhaps... will be intriguing.

So stay tune to the blog to read up on all my visits, and in twelve months I should have a full ms of Ghost Poetry. My first visit kicks off mid-November. I'm staying in the room that an Australian Prime Minister died in.

BTW I’ve been doing lots of research but it seems like everybody knows at least one haunted house. Drop me a line if you like, would love to hear suggestions of places or just your spooky stories.