these days short-listed for 2019 Film Poetry Competition

“these are the days that were the days that would be the days…”
on the road, the long way home, with chrome and flashing lights and the danger of landscapes passing all too quickly… what did we see? what did we imagine? how will it end when control is lost?

My video these days has been short-listed for the 2019 Film Poetry Competition sponsored by Poetry Film Live and will be shown as part of The Big Poetry Weekend in Swindon, UK, on 4th October, 2019. The shortlist of 12 was selected from over 200 international entries.

META ´PATAPHYSICAL INTER​/​ACTIONS – a collaboration with Frédéric Iriarte

During our recent visit to Sweden, I did an impromptu recording session of poetry with musician / artist Frédéric Iriarte [UNIC6 Electroacoustic Universal Art Music]. Frédéric then composed and played backing tracks for the poems. This is a very different approach compared to my usual style. There also are some interesting conversations in the mix…

dog daze in SOLID AIR

Solid Air: Australian and New Zealand Spoken Word, edited by David Stavanger and Anne-Marie Te Whiu is a really fabulous, unique collection just published by UQP. I’m delighted to have the text of my video poem dog daze included in the mix.

As the promo says, “Over the past decade, Spoken Word has established itself as a central part of contemporary Australian & New Zealand poetry. For the first time ever, these voices are transported from the stage to the page, captured in print so that the spoken-word experience can be shared with a new and broader audience.

Solid Air showcases the work of more than 100 performance poets – combining elements of slam, hip-hop and experimental performance poetry … Click here for more.

Interrogation in otoliths

My crime poem Interrogation is now out in otoliths 54. It is set-up in the form of a questionnaire. There are two different interactive versions of it as well, one made with SurveyMonkey, the other using WordPress plug-ins and CSS code. You might like to try an interactive version first…

Click here to read the text of Interrogation in otoliths.
Click here to try the Survey Monkey version.
Click here to try the WordPress version.