Published work


An Absence of Saints, University of Queensland Press, 2010.



Stylus Poetry Journal, 2002 – 2010

StylusLit, 2017 -


Audio CDs:

Chronicles of Desire: Fragments, 2002. Word and sound collaboration with Bernard Houston.

Chronicles of Desire: Fragments (Singapore mix), 2004. Word and sound collaboration with Kenny Floyd.

Find out more about Kenny’s work.

Chronicles of Desire: Fragments explores the voices of women on the themes of love and desire.


Recent journal publications


‘The Line’, Lane Cove Literary Awards 2019 anthology (forthcoming)

‘Currumbin Alley’, Well-known corners, Poetry on the Move<>, Canberra Uni, (July).

Ascendancy’ and ‘Disappearing Act’ in Shearsman, UK. (April)

Scars-NWF Joanne Burns Microlit Award (April) (40min 37secs)

‘Mare Tranquillitatis, 1969’, 2019 Joanne Burn Microlit Award Anthology (February)


‘Oliver’, The University of Canberra, Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize 2019 Anthology (November)

‘Metamorphosis’ and ‘The Art of Seduction’, eratio: 28 (US)

‘Field of Vision’, Bluepepper, (May)


‘Aptenodytes forsteri and the imperial egg’ and ‘In his image’ in Wild Court based in the English Dept of King’s College, London (November)

‘Jack and the poodle’ in fourW: New Writing, No.29 (November)

‘Crossing’ in Not Very Quiet (September)

‘Archaeopteryx’, ‘New Histories’, and ‘Saudade’ in Shearsman (UK) (April)

‘Mary Anning discovers the plesiosaur, 1824′ in Not Very Quiet (March)


‘White’ in foam:e 14 (March)

‘Avid Reader’ in Tincture 17

‘The Hand’ and ‘Wilpena Pound, the Flinders Ranges’ in Shearsman, UK (April)

‘Young Love, Botany Bay’ in The Disappearing Project, The Red Room (May)

‘South of the Lighthouse’, in Island Issue 149 (June)

‘Degrees of Flight’, in Eratio, US, (July)

‘Sheila Talk’, performed at Winter Shorts by Quart Shorts Collective, Adelaide (August 1)

‘Playing Dead’, Not Very Quiet Journal  (September).

‘All Saints’ Eve’,  fourW: New Writing anthology, No. 28  (November)


The Yawning Leopard’, fourW: New Writing anthology, 27  (November)

Creed’, Small Packages No.12, Brisbane

New Eve’, ‘wildfire’, SOFTBLOW, 12th Anniversay anthology, Singapore (November)

Evolutionary Lap’, Tincture (June)

‘Circling’ and ‘An Evening without Venice’ in foam:e 13 (March)


‘The Wait’, Verity La online journal, 12 Dec

‘Unlocking Shells’ in Australian Poetry Journal anthology

‘Skirmish,1942’ in 100 Years from Gallipoli Poetry Project

‘Adieu Ariel’ and ‘Unlocking Shells’, Speedpoets July issue


‘Card Night’ and ‘All Hallows’ Eve,  fourW: New Writing , No. 25 (December)

‘The Truth about Lying’, Idiom 23

‘Earlier’, Newcastle Poetry Prize anthology


‘The Inheritance’, fourW: New Writing, No. 24 (December)

‘Revisiting Yugoslavia: Rijeka, Croatia’ in 2013 Best Australian Poems, Black Inc.

‘Remember’ in 2013 Australian Love Poems, Inkerman and Blunt

‘Banksia Serrata’ excerpt from ‘Hunters and Collectors’, An Absence of Saints in Little Book of Banksias, National Library of Australia , ‘Little Books’ series

‘Blaze’ in Global Poetry Anthology (International Montreal Poetry Prize), Vehicule Press


‘Enter the grasslands’, fourW; New Writing, No.23 (December)

‘June Solstice, Brisbane’ and ‘Revisiting Yugoslavia: Rijeka, Croatia’, Australian Poetry Journal 2.2: Art (December)

Shimmer’,  “Early Self-portrait: from Latina, Italy to Bonegilla, Victoria’ and ‘Borderline, Yugoslavia 1947’ in Carmenta broadsheet, Italian Institute of Culture, Melbourne (September)

‘The Spaniard‘, Cordite No. 39. (August)

‘Rilke: the early years’ and ‘A note to a friendship’ in stilts, Issue 2 (March)