Created by Kenneth Smeaton, recording Melbourne poetry history. In this episode I'm featured, reading what was once my most famous (or notorious!) poem.
They started with me! (Pardon my excitement.) Enterprising young poet Sarah Temporal has just organised a new series of monthly poetry readings in Murwillumbah NSW where I live (and she lives). They began last Thursday with a varied and exciting program of two featured readers (me and Matt Hetherington ) and lots of brilliance in the open sections. Here I am in full emote on the night: And these are the poems I read, the first two from my book Secret Leopard, the second two much more recent, from my blog The Passionate Crone : The Day We Lost the Volkswagen During a momentary lull in her head, the poor old thing lost her grip. The boat she was towing towed her instead ponderously down the slip. backwards into the water. For a swirling moment she almost floated, she thought of setting sail. But her bum tilted, her britches bloated — she was heavy in the tail — and the sly seaweed caught her. I thought even then she might make a try (she se