This post explores the relationship of spoken-word poetry to truth-telling, and how we can be authentic and purposeful with our words.
A list of regular events, festivals and competitions in Australia.
For the first time in NSW, ‘performance poetry’ is now part of the English syllabus. Two poets have been listed… Read more A turning point for spoken-word poetry in schools
How do I memorize my poems? Here are a few tips.
You have to celebrate the victories, right? Well, I spent a couple of months earlier this year sending out various… Read more Celebrating Storyfest: a 3-day festival of spoken-word
The image which is ‘contained by a form’ in any kind of artwork makes sense of the creative process.
I’ve come across a lost of interesting commentary recently about how much of their ‘workday’ a writer actually spends on… Read more Getting organised
Where is slam poetry positioned in relation to other literary forms and movements? Spoken-word deserves a legitimate place alongside other contemporary movements, if not merely for its popularity, then for its fascinating combination of the ancient with the avant-garde.
How I rewrote the classic fairytale for women of today
It’s a word that’s always controversial. It’s a word that appears briefly in my latest poem, except I’m really not… Read more On using the word “C***” in a poem