Conspiracy of Skin

Conspiracy of Skin

(Ginninderra Press, 2018)

‘Conspiracy of Skin charts the poet’s way through HIV, from diagnosis, via chemotherapy, into remission and restored health. It tracks not  just the disease, but the revelations it revealed. ‘The enormous moment’ is how Francis Webb defined a poem. Travelling years, skirting  death, looking deep inside the self, these lyric poems, an accumulation of turning points, tell a long moment finally outlasted. This is a memoir in verse, one poet’s life at its crisis. But since darkness comes to us all and since life is hard for most of us to survive, Conspiracy of Skin reads like the story of any one of us.’

Mark Tredinnick

The Scarlet Moment

The Scarlet Moment

(Picaro Press, 2009)

‘Your poems [in The Scarlet Moment] are truly astonishing: heart-rending but imagistically sharp’.

Cyril Wong, Editor, Softblow Poetry Journal.

‘In these times of big data and empiricism, poetry becomes a space in which we can develop a subjective space, experience-near, and multi-layered perspective on the stories that many of us may think we know. The Scarlet Moment is a grain of sand that will grow each time you read it’.

Warren Summers on ‘The Scarlet Moment’