works published

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)

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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.

*regular gigs*

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 read submissions for Syntax and Salt and guest co-edited their Future Myths (Dec 2018) poetry issue.

I’m also reviews editor for Melbourne Spoken Word.

I regularly contributed to Froth (2015-8) mainly matching two of my loves – beer and good reading,  then reviewing a chosen Victorian beer monthly.

I occasionally write reviews for other places (see below), and am hoping to do more throughout 2019, particularly for Plumwood Mountain.

*poetry*

antiTHESIS – ‘Hoax‘ – ‘Après Sir Thomas Wyatt’ (poetry/short story hybrid; the short story is in the annotations)

APC – ‘a sketch for a modern loss poem’

Australian Poetry Journal – 8.2 ‘Spoken’ – ‘Excitonium’

A Sharp Knife x FOUND 2015 – ‘Red’

Bonfire Park (curated by Alexander Bennetts) @ BAR SK (short trip by alexander perrin)

Concrete Queers

Cordite‘Stain, guilt’

Djed PressThe Moment – Q&A / interview & parts I & II of ‘Clarity: a psychogeographic snapshot suite’

Famous Reporter – ‘After Daphne Gottlieb’

F*EMS

  • ‘Homemaking (a found poem by/for Harry Saddler)’
  • ‘Regalia’
  • ‘Boomer generation’ in ‘Care’

From here: anthology of travel poems (Poets @ Watsonia; Melbourne Poets Union, 2012) – ‘Commuter’ & ‘Island’

Going Down Swinging – ‘Facebook’

Ibis House @ Subbed In – ‘the MFA circlejerk cycle

Islet (now Island online) – ‘some small certainties

n-SCRIBE #13 2018 – ‘Diagnosis four minutes, something-something seconds’

Poetrix – ‘Watermark’

Quippings: Risky Business (Dec 2017; an early version of ‘Coimetrophilia’)+ Not Normcore (Jan 2018; ‘Stain, guilt’). See also here.

Rabbit Poetry – ‘Coimetrophilia’ (LGBTIQA+ issue); read for the inaugural MSWPF (May 2018)

The Suburban Review – ‘Umami – a ramen haiku opera libretto’ in Vol. 7 Writers of Colour

Syntax & Salt – (guest ed.) ‘future myths’ (2018) & staff issue (Jan 2019)

Tenderness – ‘On lines (sonnet)’

Tincture Journal – ‘Plum‘ (cheers, Coffee and Irony!)

Visible Ink 30 ‘Trace’ (2018) – ‘Clarity III – ‘Provincial Hotel (Fitzroy) chandelier, 2014’ (parts I & II can be read here)

Writ Poetry Review – ‘A guilt of internet shopping’ – a broken villanelle (this site URL is currently not active)

Writers’ Victoria ‘Women Writers of Colour’ commission on the theme ‘Collaboration’ (three poems on independent videogames exhibited at Bar SK, Collingwood – see screenshots of the poems here.

*prose*

antiTHESIS – ‘Hoax‘ – ‘Après Sir Thomas Wyatt’ (poetry/short story hybrid; the short story is in the annotations)

Archerissue #11 ‘Gaze’ – dating and invisible illness (Dec 2018)

Gram issue 5 – SpecTAPular 2013 (beer event) review

Melbourne Spoken Word – review of If The World Were Upside Down by John Englezos

Pencilled In – review of Ms. Marvel TPB vol. 1 & Jean Tong’s Romeo Is Not The Only Fruit

Peril‘Tangela: an unauthorised biography (a creative response to Tanya Thaweeskulchai’s A Salivating Monstrous Plant ; Bent Bollywood review

Plumwood Mountain  – review of Jen Crawford’s Koel; & review of Vanessa Berry’s Mirror Sydney

Rabbit – ‘Belonging‘ – review of Vagabond deciBels 3 series

Ramona – issue #3 ‘unexpected unicorn love’ (for K)

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)

Emerging Writers’ Festival 2018some promo with my co-panellists and producer

F*EMS (Dec 2017)

FOUND 2015

Freeplay 2018

Girls on Key (2015) (with Anne M Carson & Bigoa Chuol)

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’)

Queensland Poetry Festival 2018 – Body Opera & KIN

Queer Legacies, New Solidarities 2018

Quippings Troupe (Dec 2017 + Jan 2018)

Rebel Stories from Rebel Women 2 (Apr 2018)

Shore by Emily Johnson / Catalyst 2017 (vocalist; May 2017)

Sporting Poets Nov 2017 (with Elizabeth Allen, and Anne M Carson)

Trilogy by Nic Green (June 2016) – you can read more here (please note that it does discuss disordered eating)

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*

Djed Press – The Moment (with some of a poetry suite about living in England, and Australia) – with much love to Leah Jing McIntosh for the glorious photos (Jan 2019)

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)

Readers/writers of colour and their libraries

my second long-term cat is kind of a big deal

do you like writing to music?

Creatrix Tiara puts the ‘DD’ in premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and interviewed others about their experiences for Autostraddle