How to Be a Poet and Why not to be a Poet

The last time I was in this lecture theatre was for the launch of Lani Wendt Young’s latest book with the Pacific Community of Brisbane.  Today I am at a partnership event between the Queensland Poetry Festival and QUT, where they are hosting the poet,  Jeet Thayil. It’s a free public lecture, but there areContinue reading “How to Be a Poet and Why not to be a Poet”

Swirling, Almost Something: Piece 18

  An abstract painting full of swirling almost something shapes, hangs above the stairs in the hall entrance, and grabs the attention of all visitors to Nance’s. Visitors, especially children, are always struck by it, and stop to gaze, as Nance asks them: ’What do you think it is?’ She adds their guess to allContinue reading “Swirling, Almost Something: Piece 18”