Hello and welcome to my poetry blog page.

I have to admit I’m not much of a blogger, so most of this site will simply feature some of my poetry work, with perhaps a little context for some poems.  But I do enjoy hearing from readers, so if you feel moved to share your own thoughts or feedback, I’d welcome your comments.

I live with my wife Leanne, on a half-acre property in the village of Beechworth in north-east Victoria (Australia). It’s a gorgeous setting, a bit of wild, a bit of colour, four seasons and plenty to see both naturally and historically… we lay quite a claim to the infamous bush-ranger Ned Kelly around here.

The header photo was taken by Leanne, and yes, that’s my stubby finger being blessed by a local Christmas Beetle.  I’m often captivated by the small things in daily life, I feel a need to elevate them from periphery to centre… the joy is in the details after all.

All work appearing here is original, by myself unless otherwise acknowledged, and all the usual copyright restrictions apply. Please don’t use anything appearing on these pages with out my permission.

So, all that being said, it’s great to have you stop by and I hope you enjoy your visit.. here are a few quick links to my complete collections that I’ve posted so far, and those that I’m currently publishing in a collection format…

Complete collections here at the blog:

Surviving the Devil – A Bushfire Collection – (The Black Saturday Fires, 2009)

Drought/Lagoon – (Drought in the Goulburn Valley, 2005-2006)

Psychiatry Memoir:

Psychiatry 1: Early YearsPsychiatry 2: Student DazePsychiatry 3: After AsylumPsychiatry 4: Acute ObservationsPsychiatry 5: Hostel Life; and Psychiatry 6: Epilogue – My life and career in psychiatric services.

The Book of Evenings – (Things that happen between the dark and the dawn)

Tuesday Night at Emile’s – (If it’s a Tuesday, then it must be Emiles’ …)

small town kid (memoir) – Growing up ina little town in North east Victoria.

Memoir of a Dog – (The rise and fall of one family, told through the medium of their dog).

A Lizard Life – The adventures of an Eastern Blue Tongue Lizard (skink) that lives in my back yard.

All in a Year (September 2016 – December 2017) – ( A Poem-A-Day for a year – and then a bit more)

The Pilgrim – (Advice and wisdom for the Journey)

Currently publishing:


Gaston Bachelard (and me) – Poems arising from contemplation of the French philosopher’s writings.