New poem at Cordite Poetry Review

My poem ‘The Pardoner’, a terminal from Sylvia Plath’s ‘The Jailer’ (you can read more about the terminal, a poetic form created by John Tranter, here), has been published in Cordite 57.0 CONFESSION, guest-edited by Keri Glastonbury.

Thanks to Dustin Brookshire, whose chapbook To the One Who Raped Me arrived in my letterbox at just the right time, and to Bryan Borland and Seth Pennington of Sibling Rivalry Press, which published Dustin’s chapbook. Thanks, too, to CAConrad, whose poem ‘Your Rapists Were the Last’ was another inspiration.

Riverbend Poetry Series 1

As part of Riverbend Poetry Series I’m reading poems from Glasshouses plus some new ones at Riverbend Books on Tuesday 28 February.

Also reading are emerging poet and 2016 QLD Poetry Slam champion Anisa Nandaula, Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize winner and author of Meteorites Carmen Leigh Keates, and Liam Ferney, whose latest collection Content (Hunter Publishers) was shortlisted as part of the 2016 Queensland Literary Awards.

Books available for sale at the event. Tickets $8, available online or by calling (07) 3899 8555.

Hope to see some of you there!


So! Excited!

My prose poem ‘GRINDR’ will be performed on Tuesday 14 February as part of I Heart LGBTQI, Little Fictions at Knox St Bar, Chippendale.

This fundraising event’s hosted by Hayley Dinnison, and features writing by Erin Gough, Marian Matta, Kait Fenwick and Matthew Sefton.

Unfortunately, I won’t be in Sydney, but hope some friends can make it to the show.

You can read more, and buy tickets, here.

Huge thanks to curator Bronwyn Mehan and publisher Spineless Wonders.


How do we define poetry? What is a poem? As editors we must imagine a multiplicity of forms, a multiplicity of poetry, which use any number of languages and experiences. … To offer a glimpse into who is shaping the content in literary magazines, I’m asking poetry editors about their perspective on poetry and the details of their own editorial process, reaching from established traditional publications to new indie literary journals: Adrienne, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Boxcar Poetry Review, Crazyhorse, Granta, Guernica, Poetry, New York Times Magazine, The Rumpus, and many more. 

Ruben Quesada introducing DEAR POETRY EDITOR at the Chicago Review of Books.

Tincture Journal is delighted to be part of this exciting new project!