November 2017 Halifax Readings end of year event with Dominique Hecq, Peter Bakowski, Steve Brock and Rachael Mead.

November 2017 I was invited to be a part of The Australian Short Story Festival as a writer and moderator. Brilliant weekend.

November 2017 “The Flaw in the Pattern” was highly commended in the Resurgence Ecopoetry Prize 2017, The Poetry School, UK.

September 2017 “Powerless” won the Grieve NALAG prize and was published in the Grieve Anthology 2017 by Hunter Writers’ Centre.

August 2017 “The mind / body binary on holiday” was shortlisted in the Newcastle Poetry Prize and “Adoption Day, 1978” was long-listed in the VC University of Canberra International Poetry Prize.

2017 UWAP have agreed to publish The Flaw in the Pattern!  Release due February 2018!


19/04/2017 Reading at Poets & Platters, Langmeil Winery, Tanunda – sold out.

18/04/2017 Reading at Garden Magic, Festival Fleurieu – bookings through

30/11/2016     The Flaw in the Pattern was shortlisted in the 2016 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript by UWA Publishing.  Click here for more info on the award.

28/10/2016    Arts SA IMPP Project Grant recipient for the completion of a short story collection: The Application of Pressure.

21/08/2016  “The Pacific” was shortlisted in the 2016 Dermot Healy International Poetry Award, Five Glens Arts Festival, Manorhamilton, Ireland.



21/08/ 2016    “The bouncer & the blood clot” won 2nd Prize for Short Fiction and “The architecture of endurance” won 2nd Prize for Poetry in Salisbury Writers’ Festival Writing Competition 2016.

27/02/2016    Vintage Rain (now titled The Flaw in the Pattern) was shortlisted in the 2016 Adelaide Festival Literary Awards for an Unpublished Manuscript. The full list of awards is here.

17/11/2015  “The wild grammar of leeches” was published in Best Australian Poems 2015, edited by Geoff Page, Black Inc.