Archive for April, 2013


Launch of Bowra at IGS

On ANZAC Day I was delighted to be part of the launch of Brett Dionysius’ new book Bowra – which was a co-winner of the Whitmore Prize. I was invited along o do a ‘mini launch’ of Confessional Box and also to read from the book as the warm up act! It was a great turnout in the historic Great Hall at Ipswich Grammar School – a fantastic space to welcome these words into the world.

Bowra is so rich with local stories and landscapes – I really urge you to go and get your hands on a copy! If you are in Brisbane or surrounds, there will be a second chance to hear Bowra being launched – as Brett will be a feature poet at the May edition of Speedpoets at the Hideaway in the Valley.

And now some photos from the launch day! Many happy poetry lovers were lucky enough to get their hands on both books and as an added bonus picked up a free book as part of our launch day special. If any of my blog readers are still interested in a copy of Confessional Box, please contact me with your email and I can arrange this for you. There are still some copies remaining from the initial print run. Alternatively, visit the Walleah Press bookshop.

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final launch of confessional box

It was a wonderful second launch of Confessional Box at the Easter edition of Speedpoets. It was so lovely to be there to launch C.B with the Speedpoets crew and the new venue – The Hideaway is a match made in heaven for this fantastic event. I was honoured to share billing with Nigel Ellis on the day, who was also launching Haemetograms.

There is a third and final launch of Confessional Box coming up, thanks to an invitation extended by Brett Dionysius. Brett will be launching Bowra on ANZAC Day at Ipswich Grammar School and has invited me along to read from Confessional Box as the ‘support act’. There are many Ipswich-themed poems in the book so it is great to be able to do a reading at Ipswich.

Being the afternoon on a public holiday, it would be lovely to see local poetry lovers head west for the double launch event.

Date: 25 April 2013

Place: Great Hall, Ipswich Grammar School

Time: 2:30pm

Both books will be on sale on the day (for a special double offer)!

Please contact me if you can’t make the event, but would like a copy of the book.

I’ve also been asked to do another gig in July – and will have more information on this soon!


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April 2013