‘Marrickville’ in Cordite

Stupendously chuffed to have been included in Cordite Issue 54: No Theme V, edited by Fiona Wright and Omar Sakr.

The poem they went with was Marrickville, a grumpy piece that manages to insult just about everyone.

I’m honoured to be included again by such a fine publication. Happiness.

‘In the Meantime’ Published in Cordite

More news: an excerpt from my long poem has been published in Cordite Poetry Review. The poem is called In the Meantime.

The editor for this issue was the wonderful Pam Brown. The theme was ‘The End’ which tied in neatly with my obsession with break ups.

Thrilled, as ever, to be a part of this groundbreaking publication. Amazing.

‘My Friend’s Mum’ in Cordite

At the risk of blaring my own trumpet, I have recently had a poem published in Cordite No Theme IV; edited by John Tranter.

The poem is called My Friend’s Mum and it was written while I was on holiday in Auckland late last year.

The mum and I are still on friendly terms (thank god!) but the hobo and I are not. C’est la vie.

This is the second time I’ve appeared in Cordite, which is leading me to suspect that I may be halfway decent at this poetry thing. It’s also the second time that Mr Tranter has selected one of my poems for publication (the first was for The Best Australian Poems 2012).

Even better, Cordite No Theme IV also features a wonderful poem called Imaginary Cinema by my friend Miro Bilbrough. She’s amazing.

I’ve got a lot of stuff happening right now, but some new poetry should be appearing soon. Stay tuned. 🙂


‘The Rainbow Bird’ in Cordite Poetry Review

Victorian Wildlife Gallery

Simply overjoyed to announce that I somehow managed to get my work into Issue 44 of Cordite Poetry Review: Gondwanaland.

My poem ‘The Rainbow Bird‘ was selected by Derek Motion to appear alongside a number of poets whose work I admire greatly. A humbling experience indeed.

I’m also thrilled because this poem has a lot of personal significance for me.

All up it’s been a fairly radical year. Thanks for sharing the journey with me.