Monday, April 23, 2018

Moving Words at QAGOMA 14 April 2018 with the wonderful Jarad Bruinstroop, David Stavanger, Zenobia Frost, Theresa Creed, Nathan Shepherdson, Lionel Fogarty and Margie Cronin.  Our poems were signed by Melinda Busch from Deaf Services QLD. Writing and performing WITHOUT TITLE after Untitled Gordon Bennett 1991 has had an profound impact on me and I consider it to be a significant poem in my output. The commission for a longer work enabled me to think deeply about issues arising from colonialism in the painting that still affect Australia today and to engage with a number of senior Indigenous writers. Thanks to Queensland Poetry Festival, QAGOMA and the Commonwealth Games Festival for the commission.

you'll find a link to all the poems here

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Notes to Architects

New poem online at Blackbox Manifold 

Australia Council Arts Project Grant awarded 2018 to research and write a Verse Novel

Huge thanks to the Australia Council for awarding me an Arts Project grant. This round saw strong outcomes for female artists, particularly in music, with 56% of grants awarded to women or groups including women. Next grant round for OzCo closes Tuesday 6 February for projects starting after 1 May 2018 so head to their website if you are interested in applying!

I'm off to the UK in September to start the research.

Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript 2018

Some Sketchy Notes on Matter shortlisted for the Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript 2018

from the Judges comments:
With a hovering intelligence and a laudable lack of ego, the beautifully controlled poems of ‘Some Sketchy Notes on Matter’ investigate the world with an ecstatic’s eye.

perth festival dorothy-hewett award 2018