the stone collapses if you wait

A very nice organic asian dancy thing.

Bass, percussion & synth: Doxent Zsigmond

Shakuhachi & koto: Rob Walker

Mbira: Jeris

Production: Speck

The Stone Collapses If You Wait by speck

Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) Creative Commons License

short & twisted 2013

Celapene Press (Melbourne, Australia) has been publishing an annual anthology of fiction and poetry with a twist in the tail since 2007. The most recent includes my poem English class 2. I believe editor Kathryn Duncan gets over 500 submissions a year – so an accepted manuscript is always pleasing! My first work published in Short and Twisted was my short story Running out of time (in 2011) which was later adapted into a radio drama on The Drama Pod.

Thanks Kathryn & team for publishing my work once again.


Short and Twisted 2013,

Kathryn Duncan (ed.)

Celapene Press,

Knoxfield, Vic.

ISSN: 1834-7584

ISBN: 978-0-9873677-4-7 (paperback)

ISBN: 978-0-9873677-5-4 (ebook)


an accident waiting to happen in 2014

The Stars Like Sand is an anthology of Australian speculative poetry (science fiction, fantasy, horror and related genres) to be published next year. The collection will include both new and previously-published work. I’m especially interested because it will contain my poem an accident waiting to happen.

Accident has been particularly kind to me. I first performed it live with Max_Mo (one of our better collaborations in my humble opinion.)

It was first text-published in Red River Review (US) in Nov 2012 as the first part of a longer sequence Original clichés and later recommended for a Best of The Net award.

Earlier this year I mixed my own version of it with kara square  and it was also reinterpreted in a Dadaist version under the title The Uncertainty of Principles as Principle of Certainty about unknown Unknowns by annabloom

I’m very proud that the poem has now been collected for an inaugural Australian anthology.


The Stars Like Sand will be published by leading Australian poetry publisher IP (Interactive Publications) of Brisbane.

Thanks to the editors New Zealand poet Tim Jones and Australian poet P. S. Cottier. for considering and selecting my work.