Poetry

I’ve published poetry in journals since 1996, and have appeared as a feature reader in Melbourne, interstate and internationally. My three poetry books are Minorphysics (IP 2003)Awake Despite the Hour (Five Islands Press 2007) and Standard Variation (Walleah Press, 2014). Some samples from the books, and other poems published recently:

Funereal (Westerly)

The Birth of Sophia (highly commended, Studio prize)

Portrait of Departure – (Antipodes)

Psalm 19b – (Cordite)

Letter to Franz Kafka (Cordite)

The Inner Ape (with Simon Mason) (unpublished, from manuscript and music/spoken word project-in-progress)

Weekend Warriors of the Apocalypse (Australian Poetry Journal 8.2)

First Day of Holidays (Studio) (+winner of Studio Gallery Poetry Prize)

Back to Work (Arena)

Give the poem room to speak (Best Australian Poems)

Western Landscapes with Retreating Horizons (Westerly; Best Australian Poems; Standard Variation)

The Real Iseult the Fair (The Age; Standard Variation)

Infinity – (Blast; Standard Variation)

After a Line by Rumi – (The Australian; Standard Variation)

Seen Before the Credits – (Arena; Standard Variation)

Four Seasons of the Heart (Studio)

Sleepless in Braybrook – (Minorphysics; Southerly)

OurLand – (Minorphysics; The Australian)

Get the Word – (Minorphysics; Best Australian Poems)

Convincing Ground – (Awake Despite the Hour; National Indigenous Times)

Awake, Despite the Hour – (Awake Despite the Hour, Antipodes)

The Soldier – (Awake Despite the Hour; Quadrant)

Return to top