paradigm shifter

Paradigm Shifter is a trance track using my poem empty sockets and my shakuhachi piece Kokoriko. Platinum Butterfly is a psytrance producer from the Netherlands. Thanks Frank!

empty sockets was written as far back as 2004 when it appeared in Teresa D Long Hawkes’ The Oracular Tree website. It was included in my 2006 collection micromacro.

In the steam train at Darjeeling station

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My latest publication in fourW New Writing twenty six. fourW has been good to me – it’s the third consecutive year that my work’s been published by Wagga Wagga Writers Writers and its editor David Gilbey (speaking in tongues in 2014 and retired banker in a nursing home, 2013) with my first one Redback spider (male) being published way back in 2005. As David Gilbey says in the editorial:

What’s so special about fourW?” as if its particularity is somehow not immediately obvious: arising out of a quarter of a century’s advocacy for writing – from Wagga Wagga, a regional city half-way between Sydney and Melbourne, on another axis between Brisbane and Adelaide. fourW is inevitably distinctive, idiosyncratic due to its location, its contributions, its (some would say) quaint/quirky presence – we could invoke Gerard Manley Hopkins here and trumpet fourW’s ‘inscape.’ ”

It’s good to be sharing the book with local poets Rory Harris, Jill Jones and Jules Leigh Koch (as well as a lot of renowned poets from all over Australia.) Thanks to fourW for publishing my work one more time – long may you continue as a regional promoter of Australian writers!

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way down south

I’d like to express my appreciation to Poetry on the Fleurieu for having me as Feature Poet at the Signal Point Art Gallery Theatrette at Goolwa yesterday. It gave me half an hour to present a retrospective of my work from all of my collections from 2005 to 2016 (yes I read a few poems which won’t be seen until my Ginninderra collection is released early next year!)  Thanks to Alexandrina Council and Friendly Street for their support of poetry in the South, to Nigel Ford for inviting me and the opportunity to hear talented local poets.