Best science poetry!



It was an honour for Maggie Ball & I to have our collaborative poem radiology accepted for The Medical Journal of Australia earlier this year. It was even more of a surprise when we were asked if it could be included in Best Australian Science Writing 2016!

This is a very accessible collection of science journalism (certainly enjoyable for the average moderately-intelligent layperson like me) and we were especially gratified that editor Jo Chandler saw fit to include some poetry as well.

crab and rabbit


rabbit19coverI’m very happy to have a prose-poem crabbing from james well to rogues point published in Rabbit (a journal for non-fiction poetry.) I’m honoured to share this edition with Ouyang Yu, Kathryn Hummel, MTC Cronin, Julie Maclean, Susan Hawthorne and a heap of other accomplished Australian poets. Thanks to editor-in-chief Jessica L Wilkinson and RMIT University, Melbourne for publishing my work!


Spring Poetry Festival


SAETA has invited me to help launch an anthology of South Australian high school students’ poems this Saturday. I’ve written an introduction to the excellent collection. As guest poet on the day I’ll also be talking on the subject of “Why write poetry anyway?” I’ve previously been asked to judge the competition as well. It should be a good day!