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Quadrant

Film series review: King Charles III

poem: Cookbooks for Poets

Mar 2021

 

Semi-finalist. Best Lyric category.

The 2021 International Songwriting Competition

The Green-eyed Boy of the Rain

"[ISC] the songwriting competition to take note of…” - New York Times


THE GREEN-EYED BOY OF THE RAIN

Somehow we drifted into this wet place
I just couldn’t feel any pain
he came and stole her away from me
the green-eyed boy of the rain.

I wanted to kill him to tear him apart
until nothing of him would remain
when I thought of him kissing her mouth
the green-eyed boy of the rain.

I thought I had rights to her body and soul
now I can’t even say her name
I drove her away and right into the arms of
the green-eyed boy of the rain.

Anger and sorrow become the same thing
two sides of a dark window pane
I’d give everything to see her look back from
the green-eyed boy of the rain.

February

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

February

Holey Moley

Guest appearance on premiere.

Feb 2021

 

 

Dumb Phones

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

Shortlised in two categories, Creative and Mobile.

Dec.

 

2020 Newcastle Poetry Prize

Finalist: Vase

Oct

 

2020 ACU Poetry Prize

Highly Commended: Enitharmon's Bower

Sept

 

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 (April Quadrant), Bates Motel (tba), Max (tba), Six Minutes to Midnight (tba), Soviet Space: Two Films (tba)

 


ON MURRAY'S RUN

JOE DOLCE

Poems & Lyrics 2010-2017

Selected by
LES MURRA
Y

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.

 


Feb 13th, 2021