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Angelo at Meanjin

My poem Angelo has been posted at Meanjin

Angelo explores the death of Angelo Tsakos, a 16 year old, shot by police in 1985.

Here’s an extract, the rest is up at… 58 more words

New Poetry

The Journey and the Destination: George R. R. Martin's Narrative Method

Another essay for Meanjin, in which I try to unpack what it is that makes George R R. Martin’s storytelling so distinctive and, to my mind, underrated.


Dorothy Porter Prize - Meanjin

Huge thanks to judges Andrea Goldsmith and Kristen Henry, Poetry Editor Judith Beveridge, and Meanjin for awarding Angelo third prize in The Dorothy Porter Prize. 157 more words

New Poetry

Literary Magazine Profile: Meanjin

Literary magazines have always been a popular platform for writers, acting as powerful agents for expressing and challenging Australia’s intellectual and artistic culture.

One of Australia’s best and oldest literary journals is… 544 more words



Cool dude. Friendship magician. Dad handsome. These are all words to describe Jack Vening. But there’s another word you’ll often hear, and that’s ‘dang, he can write some presidential prose, my compadre!’ That’s a phrase rather than a word, but you know. 269 more words

5 Stars

Jane Jervis-Read, novellas and opportunities

This week I’m mixing things up a bit.  Instead of pimping a pal, I’d like to pimp you. There are amazing opportunities around at the moment for arts workers, emerging editors, writers and creative types.  205 more words

Now reading: The narrow road to the deep north, by Richard Flanagan

Richard Flanagan, The narrow road to the deep north (Vintage 2013)

I have admired Richard Flanagan’s stories, prose, vision (and environmental ethic) for many years. My wife was reading his first novel, … 193 more words