Samuel Wagan Watson: A Poem (2016)

Samuel Wagan Watson State and National Award-winning poet and professional narrator and storyteller, Samuel Wagan Watson has Irish, German, Dutch, and Aboriginal (Munaldjali and Birri Gubba) ancestry. He is the son of prominent Brisbane-based academic, writer and activist Sam Watson. Born in Brisbane Watson spent much of his earlier life on the fringe of the Sunshine more »

Ian MyBryde

Spree: a poem by Ian McBryde

Spree by Ian McBryde Ian McBryde Spree: a videopoem. Canadian-born Ian McBryde is a long term resident of Australia. Throughout his career, Ian has practiced in a number of mediums including photography, music, illustration and, predominately, poetry. McBryde’s We the Mapless: New and Selected Poems (2017) is available now ⇲ http://www.bareknucklebooks.com/authors/ian-mcbryde/ Poet: Ian McBryde | Nationality: Australia, Canada | Filmmaker: Martin Kelly   more »

Frank O’Hara Memorial Special (50 Years)

Frank O’Hara ~ In Memory Fifty Years Poetry by Frank O’Hara, Allen Ginsberg, Bill Berkson and John Ashbery Introduction by A. G. Pettet Ashbery Berkson Ginsberg O’Hara. Frank O’Hara played a part in creating what is known as the ‘New York School’ of poets. Heavily influenced by surrealism and modernism the poetry of the New York more »

Angela Peita ~ Three Poems

Angela Peita is a Brisbane based spoken word performer, event organiser and workshop facilitator. She is one of the producers behind Brisbane’s vibrant Ruckus Slam and is passionate about creating spaces where art can happen. When she grows up, she hopes to be just like you. The truth about your depression So, I’ve never been good more »

Andrew Galan ~ Five Poems

Andrew Galan is an internationally published poet and co-producer of renowned poetry event BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!. Described by reviewers as ‘riddled with satire’, his poetry is gut, direct, and imagination and reality meeting to eat and fight. Showcased at events including the Woodford, National Folk and Queensland Poetry festivals, and Chicago’s Uptown Poetry Slam, his verse appears in more »

Ashley-Elizabeth Best ~ Five Poems

Ashley-Elizabeth Best is from Cobourg, ON, Canada. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in CV2, Berfrois, Grist, Ambit Magazine, Glasgow Review of Books, Lumina, and The Literary Review of Canada. Recently she was shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Her first book, Slow States of Collapse is forthcoming with ECW Press. She lives and writes more »

World Poetry Day 2016 Amateur Poetry Competition

To celebrate World Poetry Day 2016 we are holding our inaugural amateur poetry competition. Opens Today 18 March 2016 and closes April 18 2016. The Rules . Open to residents of Queensland, Australia who have not yet attained any formal publication credits (excluding personal blogs/social media). . One poem only, no word count limit, no theme, more »

David Adès ~ Five Poems

David Adès is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet currently relocating to Australia after living in Pittsburgh since 2011. He has been a member of Friendly Street Poets since 1979. He is the author of Mapping the World (Friendly Street Poets / Wakefield Press, 2008) commended for the Anne Elder Award 2008, and the chapbook Only more »