dress young

This poem was first published in Page Seventeen (2010) and also appeared in my privately-published chapbook Final Friday (2010).

My Cordite Top Eleven!

In this post, I look back on my years as Managing Editor of Cordite Poetry Review, and pick my top eleven choicest moments from what has been a thrilling, exhausting and ultimately life-affirming rollercoaster ride of love and passion.

Mother Russia

'Mother Russia' was my first published poem, and the first poem I ever performed in public. It appeared in 1991 in Textbase, a short-lived journal put out by the people who ran the Reasonably Good Cafe on Abercrombie Street in Chippendale, Sydney. I remember attending the launch and reading my poem. Afterwards someone told me I read as if I was calling the races at Harold Park.