Category: Poetry Reading

AAWP 21st Annual – Authorised Theft: University of Canberra

AAWP 21st Annual – Authorised Theft: University of Canberra

I’m presenting a creative stream paper at the Australasian Association of Writing Programs 21st annual conference at University of Canberra, Monday, November 28 • 1:30pm – 2:30pm. I will be reading from Aboriginal to Nowhere: The Song Cycle of The Postmodern Dispossessed, a poem which is a homosemantic emulation (HoEm) of Les Murray’s 1977 poem The Buladelah-Taree Holiday Song Cycle which itself, is a ‘respectful parody’ of Ronald M. Berndt’s 1948 English language translation of a non sacred song of the Sand-fly Clan: the Song Cycle of The Moon-Bone. Aboriginal to Nowhere is not a respectful parody of Murray’s poem, it’s not a parody at all. I make no apologies for how I feel about touching down from oblivion into Australia.

Read my abstract here

I’m going to Periscope the reading, other authors included – watch the live broadcast

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Thanks for reading.


Prozac Mickey by Ben Frost


Queensland Poetry Festival August 2016

Queensland Poetry Festival August 2016


Come join me at QPF 2016:

MYSTERIOUS WAYS, Friday 26th  1pm-2pm, JWC Shopfront – FREE

Poets work in mysterious ways, not just in their poetry but in their vocations, working not just as poets but as publishers, editors, academics, or all of the above. Join four such poets, Felicity Plunkett, Brentley Frazer, Dr Jeanine Leane and chair Justin Clemens, as they read their work and discuss how they work. Presented in conjunction with the Australian Poets Festival.

THE BIG READ, Friday 26th 3:30pm-4:30pm, JWC Performance Space – FREE

Nine poets, five minutes each. Featuring Bronwyn Lea, Chloe Wilson, Brett Dionysius, Stuart Cooke, Ellen van Neerven, Stuart Barnes, MC Wire, Brentley Frazer, Melissa Lucashenko, Matt Hetherington, and hosted by Toby Fitch.Presented in conjunction with the Australian Poets Festival.

COUPLET (2), Saturday 27th 4:45pm-5:15pm, IMA Screening Room – FREE

A joint poetry reading by Bareknuckle Books founding editors AG Pettet (author of Improvised Dirges) & Brentley Frazer, whose experimental memoir Scoundrel Days is due out with UQP next year. Hosted by Matt Hetherington.