Ten Selected Poems


Recipe Archive

Difficult Women





Staff: Composition, Ensemble & Tutoring


Essay: The Great American Songbook
Poem: The Cullinan


Báo Giấy Vietnamese Poetry Journal

Songlyric: Boat People (translated into Vietnamese)

Dec 2016

poem: Green Dream

~ (selected by Robbie Coburn and Michele Seminara) ~

Aug-Sept 2016

Best Australian Poems 2015

poem: Blondi

~ (selected by Geoff Page) ~

Coming Soon!!

Dirty Laundry:
The Art of Confessional Writing

Interviews with Anna Goldsworthy, Dan Guenther, Judith Beveridge, Dave Mason, Melinda Smith, Robbie Coburn, Susan Hawthorne, Andrew Lansdown, Lin van Hek, Mark Tredinnick, Suzanne Edgar and Geoff Page.

Sept 2017(tbc)


On Murray's Run

Joe Dolce

Poems & Lyrics 2010-2017

Selected by Les Murray

Ginninderra Press

Melbourne launch

Oct 13 2017
Poet House

details tbc

A poem that draws on country/blues/jazz/folk etc. needs to be partly in those grooves and partly distant from them. In loving conflict with their habits of heart and mind. When you do that well, you are zowie! Les Murray


First Limited Edition Poetry Book

Wry and wicked, Joe Dolce’s Hatbox is a magician’s box of poetic tricks.He can charm like an Italianate C. J. Dennis, then, as in his poem Bogong Moth, poetically “seize fire” yet “continue to swoop.”Jen Jewel Brown

The real thing. Roger McGough




A serious composer, a poet and a terrifying intellectual.
Dr Houston Dunleavy, PhD Music, Head of Composition, Australian Institute of Music.

A living musical genius . . . Bach and Handel will be smiling down on this work. Dr. Lou Gottlieb,(1923-1996) PhD. Musicology, studied under Arnold Schoenberg, member of The Sonoma Bach Choir and founding member and bass player of the legendary US folk group, The Limelighters.

Cements Dolce's reputation as one of the country's premier songwriters. . . the words fit together like a perfect puzzle. RHYTHMS

Unforgettable appearance at this year's Festival - certainly the best act I have had on the concert bill in four years of organising the event... people in town are still talking about it. Peter Soley, Henry Lawson Festival

Apr 11, 2017