Selected Poems

Essays and Reviews

Difficult Women






Film review: Max - Young Hitler as Artist.

Apr 2021


Semi-finalist. Best Lyric category.

The Green-eyed Boy of the Rain

Feb 2021

Live at Poet House, Thornbury,
and streamed live on Zoom (coming soon!)

Feb 2021

Holey Moley

Guest appearance on Australian premiere.

Feb 2021



Dumb Phones

For Greensburg High School, Greensburg, Indiana, Bucketlist: Our Greatest Poets.


Shortlised in two categories, Creative and Mobile.



2020 Newcastle Poetry Prize

Finalist: Vase



2020 ACU Poetry Prize

Highly Commended: Enitharmon's Bower



City of Melbourne Poet Laureate

Le Grand Masked Ball of Phantasmagoric Melbourne

August 22, 2020



Live at Poet House

10 Track CD

Exciting, charming and moving collection of songs … well recorded and immediate sounding. Jonathan Edwards


Coming Soon!

Báo Giấy

Bi-lingual US Vietnamese Poetry Journal

Translation of NGUYỄN MẠNH HÀ:

After Bath Poet

Quadrant Reviews

The Painters of Spall (May Quadrant), Bates Motel (tba), Six Minutes to Midnight (tba), Soviet Space: Two Films (tba)




Poems & Lyrics 2010-2017

Selected by

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

Published by Ginninderra Press
(order now!)

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.

Cements [his] reputation as one of the country's premier songwriters. . . the words fit together like a perfect puzzle. Sue Barrett, Rhythms Magazine

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

A serious composer, a poet and a terrifying intellectual. Dr Houston Dunleavy, PhD Music Composition, Academic Director of the Australian Guild of Music.

Have a look at some of [his] essays and you’ll notice his knowledge spans across a breadth that is inconceivable for most people. Dr Naomi Stekelenburg, PhD. Literature.

That piece you wrote a few issues ago on Westerns [Yellowstone]... was on a level with the strongest papers I have heard at academic conferences, and I do include overseas scholars giving papers.
This is no exaggeration.' Dr Christopher Heathcote, Art Historian & Cultural Critic.


Mar 31st, 2021