This Thursday: Poetry AND wine in the library

Hullo! Woah — it’s December?! Christmas has infiltrated my living room already. (MY FAVOURITE THING IS WRAPPING PRESENTS. DON’T RUIN IT BY OPENING THEM.) In about two seconds, the year will be over and we’ll be coughing up dust from the fireworks. I just zoomed back from Adelaide, where this happened:

Zen Vs. St GeorgeAnd since I did not meet my doom at the hands of this guy or his dragon fiend, I’ll be performing at the Wynnum Library this Thursday, with Ross Clark and Rob Morris. These gents are two of my favourite poets, and I count them both as friends and mentors. I toured Australia with Rob in 2009, and once upon a time Ross and I were known in some circles as Rocco and Spanki, poetic adventurers.

Here are the deets:
Where: Wynnum Library
When: 13 December, 6–7.30pm
What: Ross Clark, Rob Morris, Zenobia Frost and open mic 
Cost: Free! Entirely freeeee!
Bookings preferred on (07) 3403 8888

Best of all, there will be wine and nibbles, and we’ll all be available to sign books, breasts, etc. I’ll be sampling from forthcoming publications, and debuting a suite of poems I wrote at Varuna, for my grandfather. No doubt we’ll all chuck in some old favourites. Fingers crossed Rob returns us to “The Cloudland Funicular Cha-Cha” — to a time “when the whole world wore hats.”


Avid Reader: Voiceworks #89 Launch

Express Media’s awesome Voiceworks Magazine is slowly working their way to world domination, and Brisbane is next on the map. VW #89 — Space lauches at Avid Reader on July 26, and we’ve got a super-cool trio of Brisbane writers to help us: Michelle Law, Jack Venig, and Alberto Vasquez Sanchez.

Voiceworks publishes the words and art of Australians aged under 25. Come along to learn more, hear awesome writerly talents, buy Voiceworks, and find out how to submit your poetry, prose and non-fiction. Also there will be wine.

Find out more on the FB event page, or follow @Express__Media for updates.

How seapunk is our cover?

Cordite news!

I’ve been bouncing up and down for a couple of weeks waiting to share this news: I’m Cordite Poetry Review’s new assistant editor. I’d be copyediting and proofreading all sorts of things. (Hooray!) Corey Wakeling is the new interviews editor, and Kent MacCarter is the newishly appointed managing editor.

Here’s a Cordite blog post about our appointments: Wakeling, Frost and a Sydney Prelude.

Samuel Wagan Watson is guest-editing the next edition of Cordite, Jackpot! Submissions  close May 14. Get cracking!