In late 2004 I was lucky enough to receive a New Work (Emerging Writers) grant from the Australia Council for the Arts. This allowed me to spend several months in 2005 producing new poems.
The results, which I compiled under the title Love Ship Demos, remain unpublished, although a significant number of poems from the collection, including my personal favourite, ‘Snowy’, have since appeared in various journals.
At least six of the poems written for Love Ship Demos later found their way into my debut poetry collection We Will Disappear. Four poems from the manuscript were also published in Re:, a broadside chapbook co-produced with Melbourne poet Andy Jackson.