In 2021, I spent one month in Canberra as the 2020 Creative Arts Fellow for Australian Writing, researching Spiritualism in post-WWI Australia. In 2019, I was the recipient of a UNESCO City of Literature Creative Fellowship, and spent two months in Kraków developing a work of fiction. I also undertook a 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 was the 2020 Creative Arts Fellow at the National Library of Australia…

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 was the 2019 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, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and more, and I hold a Masters Degree in Creative Writing. I created and edited Dining in Place, a journal of food in the time of quarantine, and I write a newsletter, which is mostly about food, here. I live in Melbourne, Australia.

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

Photography by Dakota Gordon and Charlotte L Guest