transnational literature

himeji-shirahamaIt seems I overlooked to mention that my prose poem lines written on the train between Himeji and Shirahama was published in Transnational Literature (Vol 8 No 2) back in May. Some poems take a long time to happen. This one was begun in 2008 as a very short story, rejected several times, and rewritten as a prose-poem before being accepted. Transnational Literature is published by Flinders University in South Australia. It’s a great journal (not least because they’ve accepted quite a few of my poems and short stories over the past few years!)

Read the poem HERE.

unleashing in Unley

fsunleyMany thanks to The City of Unley Libraries and Friendly Street Poets for the invitation to the regional reading and open mic as Featured Poet on Saturday September 17 at the Unley Town Hall. I performed poems from my publications sparrow in an airport, micromacro, phobiaphobia, tropeland, Policies & Procedures and Original Clichés – a bit of a taste of my work from 2005 to 2016. Other guest poets were Kerry Harte, Lindsay McLeod and Judy Dally, with Kalicharan Nigel Dey as MC – always hugely entertaining – followed by work from a range of locals.

Thanks to Jules Leigh Koch for organizing a wonderful afternoon of poetry!robwalkerunleytownhall

[photo: Edie Eicas]

Original Music in Adelaide

foomThere is so much creativity in this small city! I was invited to co-judge entries last night at the Wheatsheaf Hotel for the Festival of Original Music competition. The standard was unbelievably high. Co-judge Adrienne Lovelock and I had a hard time giving detailed written feedback and selecting just four winners out of twelve to advance to the finals. Thanks to SCALA for the invitation – it was an honour.