Later this year I’ll be one of the 2019 Kraków UNESCO City of Literature Creative Residents, and will spend two months in Kraków developing a work of fiction. I’m currently undertaking a fiction mentorship with Hannah Kent (Burial Rights, The Good People) as part of the Midsumma Futures Fellowship, a merit-based creative development program for emerging queer artists.

I’m currently doing a mentorship with Hannah Kent…

I was awarded highly commended in the 2017 OutStanding Queer Short Story Award, first place in the 2014 Adrien Abbott Poetry Prize, highly commended in the 2013 Adrien Abbott Poetry Prize, and was the inaugural recipient of Express Media’s Poetry Fellowship in 2003 and was mentored by poet Dorothy Porter (The Monkey’s Mask).

…and will be a UNESCO Creative Resident in Kraków.

I’ve spoken and performed at literary festivals in Australia, including the Melbourne Writers Festival, the Sydney Writers’ Festival, the National Young Writers’ Festival and the Emerging Writers Festival. I was part of Voiceworks‘ editorial committee for three years.

My work has appeared in The Lifted Brow, Cordite Poetry Review, The Australian and The Age/Sydney Morning Herald, and I hold a Masters Degree in Creative Writing. I also co-write an infrequent Tinyletter with Lana Guineay called Books & Beaches. I live in Melbourne, Australia.

For all enquiries and commissions, you can email me here.

Photography by Dakota Gordon and Charlotte L Guest