new shoots

New shoots anthology (Edited and designed by Ella Skilbeck-Porter)


I’m proud to be associated with this new anthology, a collaboration with Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden, Red Room Company and Rochford Street Review. Two of my poems (Wheels on fire and Banksia ericifolia) didn’t win any prizes but were longlisted and consequently included in the anthology. In this collection there are a lot of great poems in various styles about plants and flowers which have inspired a whole lot of Australian poets, including many I’m pleased to say I know one way or another:

Stuart Cooke, Magdalena Ball, Ian Gibbins, Mike Ladd, P S Cottier, Julie Maclean, Chris Battams, Kathryn Hummel, Tim Heffernan and Mark Tredinnick.


Congratulations to these and all who have work in this beautiful production.

You can get the entire collection FREE HERE.


I really hope that this landmark anthology can appear in print some time in the future!


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