So I've been writing and performing now for nearly twenty years, with my work featuring widely around Australia and overseas. I've been lucky enough to have my words projected onto buildings, performed on stage, inscribed on park benches, turned into song and visual art, and published in beautiful books.
In 2010 I co-edited the 30th birthday edition of Going Down Swinging and was a recipient of the Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize, one of the richest awards for a single poem in Australia.
My books include No Other Life But This, The Ghost Poetry Project, RADAR, and The Right Wrong Notes, with my latest collection The Apocalypse Awards (2016) inspired by our collective obsession with the end times.
As a spoken word performer I feature regularly at festivals across the country and have recently toured Europe with loop artist Geoffrey Williams. Our unique two-man show The Night Reverses premiered at White Night Ballarat in 2017, and continues to play sold-out shows at The Lost Ones Basement Bar. In 2018 it featured at the OFFMilosz Festival in Poland, and opened the Heidelberger Literaturtage Festival in Germany.
Along with all this I have the privilege of contributing to the Australian literary scene. I recently taught creative writing at Federation University and continue to conduct workshops, judge prizes and speak at events about writing and the writing life.
Watch a short profile here by filmmaker Michelle Dunn.