Originally written to be performed at an Art After Dark event as part of the 2015 Spectrum Now Festival, at the Australian Centre for Photography, Paddington, on 19 March 2015.
Subsequently published on the ACP website here: Continue reading Dear Sylvia (Poem)
A poem about modern dating. Originally published by Seizure on 22 October 2014. Online here. Continue reading The Graduate (Poem)
A poem about life, death and the strength to travel in between. Originally published by Seizure, 12 February 2015, online here.
Continue reading Like Silver Spoons (Poem)
A poem about self-confidence and the subconscious. Originally published by Seizure on 10 December 2014. Online here. Continue reading Hairy Legs (Poem)
I first drafted this poem in 2003 when I was living in Wimbledon, London, five minutes walk from the fabulously beautiful Wimbledon Common. I edited and had the poem published in the UTS Students Magazine ‘The Fine Print’ in 2006.
Continue reading London Snow
This poem was long-listed for the 2013 Montreal International Poetry Prize. You can read more about the prize and download the 2013 longlist Anthology online here.
Oh so it’s an intervention.
Bring it on
What took you so long?
Continue reading About Time
A poem I taught when I was living in England, called Not My Business by Niyi Osundare.
It captures a lot of what I’ve been thinking about recently in terms of human rights, and whose responsibility it is to stand up when injustice occurs.
Not My Business by Niyi Osundare
They picked Akanni up one morning
Beat him soft like clay
And stuffed him down the belly
Of a waiting jeep.
What business of mine is it
So long they don’t take the yam
From my savouring mouth?
Continue reading Not My Business