Sunday, August 13, 2017

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! in the Phoenix Pub on Wednesday 16 August


Yes you read right! BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! wants you in the pub for Poetry Slam!
In August!

Be there for the 1st prizes, the glory, defeat, the barflies, the yelling, cheering, the heckling and poetry!

And because this is poetry slam we have rules! 2 minutes, no props, no music, your original material, all for 1st prizes!

And we have judges, five, from the audience, to judgment the poetry or whatever they feel like judgementing!

And we have The Master of Conflict who will challenge the poets to conflict!

Because poetry slam!

And we have feature acts!

FEATURE ACT A: Sierra DeMulder
Sierra DeMulder is an internationally touring performance poet and educator, a two-time US National Poetry Slam champion, and a four-time published author. Her work has been featured by National Public Radio, Huffington Post, Nike, To Write Love On Her Arms, and more. In addition to performing, Sierra is also the curriculum director of the Slam Camp at Indiana University, an annual writing summer camp for high school students, and one of the founders of Button Poetry, the largest digital distributor of spoken word in the world. Her latest full-length collection, Today Means Amen, was released in 2016 by Andrews McMeel Publishing.

FEATURE ACT G: Petre out
Petre Out is folk office punk Canberra.

So join The Master of Conflict, The Score Adder, The Sacrificial Poet, Andrew Gayland, the audience, the poets, the judges, and be the BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! in the Phoenix Pub in the Civic Bus Interchange that you want to be!

Sign up from 7:30pm or when the Score Adder demands it!
Poetry Slam from 8pm!
Victory and/or defeat!

It is all over by 11:30pm!

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Subject ACT interview

I was interviewed by Nathan Gubler of Subject ACT on Monday morning. We discussed poetry slams, poetry, as well as some of my creative process. 

You can listen to the podcast on Soudcloud and check out the show on 2xx FM.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Tincture Journal issue 18

Tincture Journal has published my poem Corymbia / Evergreen in its 18th issue. I wrote the poem after being in Alice Springs as part of the Red Dirt Poetry Festival in 2016. Thanks to Laurie May for inviting me to be part of the first two editions of that festival.

This issue contains work from Felicity Plunkett, Jill Jones, Peter Bakowski, Mark Ward and many other writers.

Follow the link to buy the issue, and you can subscribe for more.

Thank you to Stuart Barnes and Daniel Young for including my work in issue 18 of Tincture Journal.

Friday, June 02, 2017


Wednesday 21 June, 7:30pm
The Phoenix Pub, Civic, East Row

Two minutes, your original material, no props, no musical accompaniment, all for first prizes!

All in the Phoenix Pub!

Because BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! wants you!

Sign-up with the Score Adder from 7:30pm! Poetry Slam from 8pm! Prizes and glory!

Be there!

And because BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is the Poetry Slam we give you feature acts!

Feature Act

Artemis Seven is the child of the goddess Artemis and an AI, created to stave off the inevitable demise of the ancient gods in the new world. The first prototype to survive the merge, Artemis is by nature so experimental that even she doesn't know what she's doing until it's been done.”

Feature Act

Abhi Gupta
“Abhi Gupta has a forthcoming biography, it will be his first.”

So join the Score Adder, the audience, the Sacrificial Poet, the bar staff, The Master of Conflict, the sound guy, the poets, all the MCs, and the toilet goers, for Poetry Slam in the Phoenix Pub!