Indignados!

Exciting news - I'm about to hit the road again, with Paul Gerard and his inimitable guitar. We'll be performing a sequel to our popular show Evening in Andalusia, featuring another poem from Girl Reading Lorca - 'Madrid June 19, 2011'. It's called Indignados! Paul has written new music to accompany it, and we'll also perform one or two other new [...]

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Nailing Pooranateré

(On tenacious proposals to erect a cable car on The Mountain)   This mountain now. Assume it rich and slippery of mood. Let it nudge the morning talk abroad. Let it slip within the old town's skirt.   From the steps of the House of Blah I see a fret of green life reaching forward [...]

Talking Tasmanian Literature in the Faroe Islands

This is the paper I gave at The Tower at the End of the World Conference in Torshavn, Faroe Islands, in May 2017. It was exceedingly well received, though very many people couldn't calibrate their aural senses to my north west coast twang! Among a conference full of exotic people, I was by far the [...]

Hay is going to the Faroe Islands to talk about Tasmanian Poetry!

Ever heard of the Faroe Islands? They're half way between Scotland and Iceland, more or less, and as far as I can tell, they are most famous for puffins, sheep and magnificent woollen jumpers. And that they still whale. It's basically a vertical-cliffed protrusion of basalt. And it rains a lot. I'm going to an [...]