This entire website and its content has been produced on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. I pay my respect to elders past, present and future. Sovereignty was never ceded. This is stolen land.
Read more about where I’ve been and who/where I come from here, if it interests you. I do get asked about it a lot, and it’s wonderfully complicated to explain!
(updated as of Mon 8 Apr 2019)
If you think I can do anything word-related for you in the relevant disciplines (my areas of expertise/training/experience), then don’t hesitate to get in touch. If you’re interested in my creative work (largely poetry), then check out links to the following, where available.
For 2019, I’m pretty busy and also at a lower capacity due to some health issues, but if you’re okay with things not being super-mega-capitalist-urgent! then I’m always happy to work with you.
I work at a fantastic studio called Creative Write-It and pass on all the word secrets to children who are happy to receive them, muahaha (that’s a good-evil laugh, by the way)! I got to edit my first issue of the e-zine on the theme of ‘Belonging’ (Mar 2019). Phwoar, the kids are talented these days…!
I’m also reviews editor for Melbourne Spoken Word.
I occasionally write reviews for other places (see below), and am hoping to do more throughout 2019, particularly for Plumwood Mountain.
APC – ‘a sketch for a modern loss poem’
A Sharp Knife x FOUND 2015 – ‘Red’
- ‘reading Fred d’Aguiar’s ‘Underwater’ I in ‘Home’ but it accidentally got left out so it’s in ‘Digital‘ too 🙂
- ‘stationary objects’ in ‘Milestones’
- ‘Bra’ in ‘Horror’
- ‘Sentiment‘ in ‘Music’
- ‘music to interrogate by’ in ‘Smut’
- ‘An old world farmed of images‘ in ‘Digital‘
Famous Reporter – ‘After Daphne Gottlieb’
- ‘Homemaking (a found poem by/for Harry Saddler)’
- ‘Boomer generation’ in ‘Care’
From here: anthology of travel poems (Poets @ Watsonia; Melbourne Poets Union, 2012) – ‘Commuter’ & ‘Island’
Going Down Swinging – ‘Facebook’
Poetrix – ‘Watermark’
Tenderness – ‘On lines (sonnet)’
Writ Poetry Review – ‘A guilt of internet shopping’ – a broken villanelle (this site URL is currently not active)
Rabbit – ‘Belonging‘ – review of Vagabond deciBels 3 series
Story Seed Vault – 76
Verity La – review of Eileen Chong’s Rainforest (upcoming, 2018-9)
*performances & conferences/panels*
(others’ works and/or my own; in alphabetical order)
Booklovers’ Festival 2018 @ Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries
Bonfire Park @ BAR SK (Nov 2017)
Cherchez La Femme
Choir of the Impossible (Oct 2017)
Cymbeline (2000 (?!) – this one is just for funsies, I was a wee budding musicology major/early music minor + joint major in literature/cultural studies & French! it was lots of fun)
Digital Writers’ Festival 2018 – ‘Chronic Illness, Disability and Digital Life’ with Katerina Bryant & Robin Eames & CB Mako. Robin has provided a transcription on our conversation here.
East Coburg Community House 2016-8 (2016 writer-in-residence; 2017-8 occasional workshop host)
F*EMS (Dec 2017)
Hawthorn Library poetry feature (Jan, Jul & Oct 2018)
Melbourne Fringe Festival 2018 Not Normal
Melbourne Spoken Word ‘Fresh Voices’ feature (Oct 2018)
Poetry Says (podcast episode on Ted Hughes, and Fred D’Aguiar’s ‘Calypso History Lesson’)
Rebel Stories from Rebel Women 2 (Apr 2018)
Sporting Poets Nov 2017 (with Elizabeth Allen, and Anne M Carson)
Wham-Bam 2014 (curated by Lisa Dib)
Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank campus (Feb 2019) – read work from my poetry manuscript in progress about chronic, invisible illnesses, and hospitalisation
*ass’d bits-n’bobs, podcasts & interviews*
Midsumma – Consent Festival (Jan 2019)
Women’s Melbourne Network committee member Jan 2018-Mar 2019 (Communications working group)
3CR International Day of People with a Disability (3 Dec 2018) – fair warning: I don’t get much of a word in, and I also hummed Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’ off-key really badly. If you want to see the text of the poem I performed, it’s viewable here. The instrument I played is the melodica.
3CR Chronically Chilled chat with Marijo Pozega (Oct 2018)
Creatrix Tiara puts the ‘DD’ in premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and interviewed others about their experiences for Autostraddle