16/05/2018 This blog saved my life a long time ago. I started it in 2009 and blogged commentary (mostly in poetry) which lead to my emancipation from cultural conformity and then an eventual career as a freelance opinion writer, essayist and journalist. In 2016, after 80,000 visits, I closed the blog to focus on my opinion writing. However, times have changed today. Journalism is dying. And so the need for this blog to be woken from the dead has become apparent to me. And so I find myself back here, again.
It was excruciating at the start You had barely stopped nursing at my breast You cried for me when I was away from you, you cried for your dad when you were away from him, I’d go from one embrace to the next searching for love like yours, Have a breakdown every time – The [...]
If I found out I was dying I would write the best poetry It wouldn't be about being sick but about all the shit people think but don’t say (Yes, even I have some of that poetry. Weird right?) These poems would be in addition to the poems I occasionally recite to my boyfriend, the [...]
You think you are so fu--ing smug, but you are the just phlegm spat out the other end of propaganda You think you have achieved, my friend? You haven’t achieved anything at all You had your whole life ahead of you & you flushed it down, into the mouths of hungry politicians I am not [...]
Aiia, I keeping hearing your head hit the pavement, down by the mouth of Latrobe, where the muzzas and the wogs get their uni degrees I keep hearing your head hit hard You were on the phone to your sis, If only she could have reached through the line to strangle him punch him stop [...]
I started writing this as a Facebook post and then I thought to myself that this deserves a blog post because last night, my Melbourne launch of Just Give Me The Pills, was just - wow. Probably in terms of my career, last night was one of the most powerful nights of my life. It [...]
This poem is response to the product "Body Jane" which received EU funding. The product can be purchased as a drink bottle or a urinal. You can read more about it here in English or Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες κάντε κλικ εδώ here in Greek. This isn't the first time this has happened. In 2012, a [...]