Sunday, May 31, 2009

Poet Bunny RockStar

An invite to the coolest gig in town. We all hope to see you there.
So I'm just home from the Emerging Writers Festival in Melbourne. Um, I don't know what to say about it other than just wait for the pics. That might be best. This Poet-Bunny-RockStar is SO tired. It turns out that if you happen have to a giant bunny suit handy you can do good deeds like assisting with wedding photos. I gave a kiss to one beautiful bride on the steps of the Town Hall before heading inside for my session. Felt awesome! (thanks to Angela Meyer for the "poet bunny rockstar" tag. that's a keeper. I couldn't be happier with that.)

And another thing I learnt is that if you do have a bunny suit Jennifer Mills will always help zip you up. Check out her new book with UQP here...

Now pop Friday, August 14 in your diary for the launch of The Ghost Poetry Project at Old Melbourne Gaol. 6-7:30 pm. Launched by Kevin Brophy.

Ten nights. Ten haunted locations. One terrifying adventure across Australia.

From a gaol cell to a lunatic asylum to a night in a haunted hearse, The Ghost Poetry Project is one poet's attempt to find a language of guts and daring. A unique exploration of fear, courage and the power of mystery and myth.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Overland 195

Two of my poems from The Ghost Poetry Project (forthcoming in August with Puncher & Wattmann) are up at Overland 195.

These were inspired by my stay at the Quarantine Station, Spring Cove, Sydney. Check out my archives for pics.

And here's an interview I did for the Skill Share Series with Tess Jager from Express Media...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

My jeans still hug me

So here's a few things you might be interested in getting along to.

I'm running a workshop for Express Media on Performance Poetry, which is really cool. I get to talk about my favourite tracks and discuss a form that's been good to me/interested me for a long time.

Then come and see if I'm up to scratch the following weekend at the Emerging Writers Festival. I'll be in a debate/panel session at the Melbourne Town Hall. One titled Art vs Craft.

Whether you're ready for it or not I'm planning to bust out some John Laws poetry on ya.

My jeans
still hug me
but i'd rather
you did

And then I get to perform for real at the upcoming launch of Going Down Swinging #28, June 10 Northcote Soical Club. These nights are always BIG. And I'll be going unplugged with the piece they commisioned me to do for last year's Melbourne Writers Festival. Static is one of my faves. So I can't wait for this one. More news on this soon.