shaping the fractured self


I can’t show you a cover yet, but I’m very proud to be a part of “Shaping The Fractured Self”, a poetry anthology edited by Heather Taylor Johnson and to be published by University of Western Australia Press in May. Other poet-aquaintances involved include Andy Jackson, Rachael Mead, gareth roi jones, Steve Evans, Stuart Barnes, Ian Gibbins, Peter Goldsworthy and Leah Kaminsky.
The Sydney Morning Herald has listed the collection as “one to watch“!

another cigarette


“Cigarette” began in Himeji in 2008 as a short story but it took another six years for it to be published. This is the audio version which I mixed with Doxent’s heart-rending piano in 2016. (Thanks again Kuba!)

It was first published in Transnational Literature (Flinders University) in 2014.


Listen HERE

Read it HERE.


horses of childhood



Some days the old horse had a nosebag full of chaff. When she didn’t, she would wait out the front cropping grass at the base of the wooden telegraph pole near our driveway, plopping steaming turds the size of tennis balls, the colour of Keen’s mustard.


I haven’t written a lot of poems about my early years, but this suite Horses of Childhood has just been published in LiNQ journal’s latest volume Place, Past & Perspective.

There may be other Adelaide people as old as me who still remember horse-drawn Breadcarts, milkies and Parr the Rabbit-o. It was indeed a very different world – and certainly not one of privation…

It’s always an honour to share publication with a lot of talented writers, including poet-buddies Les Wicks and Jackson. Thanks LiNQ for publishing my work.

Read the poems HERE.

Photo: Nanette Mazey (from Adelaide Remember When)

Photo: Nanette Mazey (from Adelaide Remember When)