of culture

when I was little more than child my sister a teenager we owned a reel-to-reel recorder a brown quarter inch of plastic fed from one reel through a channel of pressing heads and circling rollers to the other push both buttons down when you're ready to record my sister I believe has cultured me from … Continue reading of culture

Telling The Come-What-May

and you who have the words must speak for those of us who stammer with our tongues tied into swollen knots of mumbles rising red upon our faces straining from the urgent need to say what we have done and what has happened where we have journeyed and to understand what it may mean you … Continue reading Telling The Come-What-May

hair wash on friday nights

the place where I grew up was working class poor small houses in a row and slogging toil at the shipyards the house had only a few rooms with water connected to a bathroom that butted onto the kitchen with the washing machine in the middle complete with mangle the bathroom served as an overflow … Continue reading hair wash on friday nights

‘Lub Dup’ published in Red Wolf

I sort of forgot that I should mention that Red Wolf Journal has featured one of my poems for their Fall/Winter 2016/2017 issue, on the theme of heart/hope. The piece they've features is titled lub dup (for the good of my heart). My thanks to the editors for accepting the piece. Lub dup is a … Continue reading ‘Lub Dup’ published in Red Wolf

a couple of clowns

a voice from a table to the side loud in conversation How do you know these two clowns? a glance at my idiot mate shows him holding imaginary handle-bars commencing an almost elegant sequence of rises and falls in his seat with each bobble of the off-centred bicycle he isn't riding I pointed a finger … Continue reading a couple of clowns

Welcome to Beechworth

Hello and welcome to my hometown of Beechworth in north-east Victoria, where we nestle in the foothills of the Victorian Alps, within easy reach of snow and skiing. The north-east is awash with pretty and charming small towns and interesting villages, but Beechworth is a special place. It sits in the centre of an historical golden … Continue reading Welcome to Beechworth