Three Poems in Live Encounters

With thanks again to Mark Ulyseas, Publisher/Editor of Live Encounters Poetry & Writing magazine for publishing three of my poems. This is the third time I have been published in this journal and it is always in the company of brilliant poets which is both thrilling and humbling for me. See below for my three… Continue reading Three Poems in Live Encounters

The Alphabet of Women

Tada! Is that enough to sum up over three years in the making? Yeah I reckon so. Bookface of me with my first book-editing credit for an anthology comprising 26 excellent women. My poem “Dear Letter P” (see below) was the jump starter for this rather epic project that has already been performed live and… Continue reading The Alphabet of Women

Both Sides Now – Magdalena + Ricky

https://plus61j.net.au/australia/maggie-and-i-are-like-jewish-fugitives-walking-in-the-same-direction/ From their bohemian roots in New York, poet Magdalena Ball and her composer uncle Ricky Gordon have become artistic mentors to each other Magdalena Ball, 57, is a novelist and poet who moved to Australia from the US more than 30 years ago, and now lives in West Lake Macquarie, NSW. She has recently written… Continue reading Both Sides Now – Magdalena + Ricky

Jux/ta/po/si/tion

The absent armour of boundary The brittle beauty of understanding  The casual coolness of your desire  The delicate danger of my longing  The empty envelope sealed  The fallen fire paused  The glorious grittiness before the grace  The heavy honour weighting your heart  The ignorant idealism of my dreams  The jarring joy of surrender  The kept… Continue reading Jux/ta/po/si/tion

But oh so long the wait has been

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZOCniMPtcQ&feature=emb_logo But Oh So Long The Wait Has Been  (inspired by Oodgeroo Noonuccal’s poem The Dispossessed) But oh so long the wait has beenOh so long they walkedWith fear in their fingersAnd sweat on the browAs the politicians talked and talked And oh so long the wait has beenOh so long they stoodWith prayer on their… Continue reading But oh so long the wait has been