Suburban Noir

I’m fortunate to have had some commentary about Suburban Fantasy published in the last few weeks. My thanks to Gemma Billington for conducting this thought provoking interview. THE MOST POWERFUL POETS FOR ME SPEAK TO WHAT’S TRUEST AND MOST FUNDAMENTAL IN THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE, AND IN READING AND RECOGNISING MY OWN INNER WORLD IN THEIRS, I FIND COMRADERY AND SOLACE. …

An Interview on Westwords Poets’ Corner

It was an honour and pleasure to chat to fellow poet David Ades on Westwords Poets’ Corner. We spoke on the theme of ‘suburban noir’, reading and discussing poems from Suburban Fantasy. The timing was apt as both David and I were locked down in suburbia during a Sydney covid outbreak, juggling work with homeschooling! But we made it through …

Suburban Fantasy Launched Online by Senator Mehreen Faruqi

On 1 July 2021, Senator Mehreen Faurqi launched my poetry collection Suburban Fantasy, a feminist exploration of the dark underbelly of suburbia. What was to have been an evening of live presentations hosted by Poetry Sydney at Surry Hills Library was quickly reconfigured into an online launch in response to Sydney’s latest Covid lockdown. Undeterred, Senator Faruqi delivered a powerful …

Interview on Litpoetry Podcast

Huge thanks to fellow Australian poet James Laidler for interviewing me on his excellent Litpoetry Podcast. James also made a beautiful poetry video of my poem, ‘Family Tree‘, which comes from my newest poetry collection Suburban Fantasy. Please check out James’ website which hosts a swathe of resources for poetry lovers and writers alike — plus, some excellent guidance for …

Virtual Launch of Suburban Fantasy

Please join me for the virtual launch of Suburban Fantasy this Thursday 1 July! The book was to have been launched in person by Senator Mehreen Faruqi in the beautiful Enid Cook room above Surry Hills Library, with wine and food aplenty. Sadly, due to Sydney covid restrictions, this is no longer possible and the event will now be held …

Praise for Suburban Fantasy

A huge thanks to Robert Adamson, Yvette Henry Holt, Robbie Coburn and Anne Casey for their generous commentary on my new poetry collection Suburban Fantasy. You can read their kind words below, sample poems from the book here, and if you feel inspired to do so, support Australian poetry by buying a copy from UWA Publishing! “Michele is the finest …

Uppgivenhetssyndrom

My poem Uppgivenhetssyndrom has been published in Issue 7 of the wonderful Other Terrain Journal. The theme of this issue is ‘We Too’ and includes a powerful introduction by Tom Meagher who writes that “in this issue we explore the tragedy of the untold stories of forgotten people and the unseen scars borne by those who survived, while we remember …

A Quick Catch Up!

I’ve neglected this blog of late, so am playing a quick catch up! I had a wonderful time being one of the inaugural feature poets for Girls on Key Sydney with Eileen Chong and Anne Walsh, and will also have the honour of being a feature poet for the inaugural Sydney Poetry Lounge with Lorne Johnson this coming Tuesday 3 April. …

A Review & Author Interview on Messenger’s Booker

A huge thanks to Tony Messenger for reviewing Engraft and interviewing me on his excellent blog, Messenger’s Booker. Tony is an indefatigable supporter of Australian poetry and his blog is a fantastic resource. I particularly love his author interviews. Here’s a taste of mine: Q. Both of your works are very “unsettling” and in “Dead Ottla” (a poem sourced from …

Upcoming Appearances

I’ve been invited to appear at some really interesting poetry events over the coming months. First up, on Sunday November 5th, is Spirit of the Land, a poetry reading organised by Aussie poet Les Wicks. This reading takes place at the beautiful Many Art Gallery & Museum, not far from my home, and comprises of twenty poets who’ve been asked to …