Two Poems (and an interview!) published in Tincture Journal

I’ve had two poems published in the wonderful Tincture Journal – ‘Epistle to my Paedophile’ and ‘Dear Ottla’. You can read the first of these below, but if you want to read the second (which is a found poem sourced from the letters of Franz Kakfa), you’ll have to buy a Tincture. Tincture is a quarterly e-book of fine writing …

a Christmas passing

    a Christmas passing travelling home on Christmas Day full hearts and bellies straining bush teeming on either side of this glistening snake of humanity from the front seat a few sighs and then the benevolent curtain of rain parts to let Great Uncle Tommy pass through     *On Christmas Day last year my great Uncle Tommy passed away …

Emily

It’s Emily Dickinson’s birthday. Here’s a poem I wrote about her, ‘found’ from within her own brilliant creations. Emily When I was a little girl They shut me up in prose Because I dealt my pretty words Like treason to my foes. A loaded gun – they called me – And carried me away And locked me in the closet …

Everything

Everything Everything’s so full of lasts, quivering, on the brink. Time thrusts forward. The body vehicle will not cease decaying, children growing ever distant, the umbilicus unraveling to unbearable lengths as we circumvent this world. Pause pause pause! People pass by in a slurry of incessant transformation. Surely there must be a limit? (There is not.) Death, inbuilt in those …

‘Ms Suburbia’ published in Salon Style

  I have had a poem, Ms Suburbia, published in Salon Style: Fiction, Poetry & Art. Edited by Brian Centrone, Salon Style is an e-book of work by writers, poets, and artists, in diverse genres such as Gothic/Horror, Sci-Fi, Women’s Lit, and Americana. It really is a very eclectic mix of voices, and I’m proud to have been included. The book, which …

A Halloween Poem by Moonlight

My spooky little Halloween Poem by Moonlight has been picked up by the fabulous Blue Hour Magazine to be part of their latest print anthology. It really is a beauty, with so much fine poetry, prose, and artwork to explore. Please consider buying one, and have a spooky Halloween! A Halloween Poem by Moonlight I want my poems to disturb you …

Engraft

I recently had a poem published in Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies, as part of their Out Of Sequence: The Sonnet’s Remixed project. Editor D.Gilson says of the project that ‘I was most interested in editing this collection as a way of exploring how in a specific moment — today, the second decade of the twenty-first century — …

Self Seen

  At the beginning of this year I was asked to read my poetry at The Woman Scream International Poetry Festival in Sydney. The festival is celebrated in March every year in many countries throughout the world, and seeks to bring attention to issues such as violence against women, as well as to support and showcase the voices of women …

Flowers

I  have had a new poem, Flowers, published in Deep Water Literary Journal. You can read it below, or go to Deep Water and enjoy some of their truly wonderful poetry, fiction, and art. The journal publishes “works which engage with the psychological and physical aspects of the darker side of the human condition.” Please take a look, and perhaps …