Mens underpants

Mens underpants! black, plain
Against them my     white lines
stand out
Mens underpants! solid-seamed,
heavy-hemmed, broad
in the crotch
So much space for my
generosity

Mens underpants! in the mirror
They cover the caesar scar trench
in my flesh
Mens underpants! dark, flat
Against them my     fair rondure
stands out
In them I     am so much more
of a woman

First published in Creatrix 33, June 2016

Monday Supper Club 22 May 2017 features Jackson. Book now: this event tends to sell out

I’m the spoken word act at Monday Supper Club on 22 May 2017. Plus singer-songwriter John Ralph. Monday Supper Club tends to sell out, so please book early.

At Dome Cafe, corner Railway Parade and Eighth Avenue, Maylands

6:45pm doors
7pm Jackson
7:30pm Dinner
8:15pm Music

Cost: $45, includes dinner

Click here for full details including menu and booking link

Publications so far in 2017

My year has gone well so far!

My first peer-reviewed scholarly publication, a creative paper, A dao of poetry? Non-intentional composition, emergence and intertextuality, was published in The Authorised Theft Papers, the Australasian Association of Writing Programs’ 2016 conference proceedings. This contains ten poems from my PhD project, including crowd favourite A coat of ashes.

Two previously-published poems, ‘am i not?’ and ‘suck faint amity’, were published in the Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry (available as a paperback and as a Kindle, Google or iBookstore e-book).

Three poems, Touched all over, Stupider and stupider and Ungainly, were published in LiNQ 42 ‘Place, Past and Perspective’.

One poem, lamps, was published in Cordite 57 ‘Confession’.