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Ben Adams performing Bukowski (Paroxysm Shaky Cam)

Me covering Buk’s “eulogy” at the 2016 Bukowski Birthday Bash.


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September 10, 2016 · 1:11 PM

‘Tenochtitlan’ by Ben Adams in Red Fez Issue 90   
Read on Red Fez | Read Later

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June 14, 2016 · 3:47 PM

The Grapple Annual

A poem of mine will be featured in the forthcoming Grapple Annual, which features a selection of poetry, short fiction, stories, memoirs and so forth, each inspired or somehow related to a particular day (or date) of the year. In the run up to release, they are now featuring selections from the Annual online, in full, on their given dates, for one day only.

Check out the pieces as they get put up at the Grapple Publishing home page, starting with a poem for tax return time by Monica Carroll. Also look out for my piece in the coming days (it’s about ol’ Papa, so figure that out).

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Australian Love Poems 2013

ALP_cover-180x220I will be among 173 poets featured in the forthcoming debut collection from Inkerman & Blunt, “a new Australian press dedicated to publishing books of originality, intelligence and beauty: fiction, non-fiction and poetry.”


Selected by award-winning poet and author Mark Tredinnick, new poets such as myself will be appearing in print alongside the likes of Cate Kennedy, Paul Kelly, Judith Beveridge and Les Murray, which needless to say, is dangerously ego-affirming.

From last Monday until the volume’s August 4 launch at Byron Bay Writers Festival (launch to be presided over by George Megalogenis, Australia’s best journalist — so that’s pretty neat), Inkerman & Blunt will be gradually revealing the names of each featured poet on their website and Facebook page.

You can also pre-order copies of the book directly through Inkerman & Blunt.


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Poems on Pyrokinection

Big ShipsThree of my poems have just gone live at Pyrokinection, an online publication from Kind of a Hurricane Press editor and poet A.J. Huffman.




They are “big ships” … “moving through sad middles of nowhere” … and … “Vancouver B.C.”


Check them out here.

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Cats on the Radio

529113_438105219616777_1396257298_nThe audio of February’s “Cats on the Radio” poetry reading for Three D radio is up now over at SoundCloud.

Feauring Avalanche, Anthony Parmee, myself, Nicki Bullock and Kerryn Treadrea, facilitated and hosted by Dominic Clark for his weekly show “Nature Loves Courage”.



Full playlist from the show:

Black Sabbath – supernaut, the doors – soul kitchen, brian jonestown massacre – the ballad of jim jones, Avalanche – take a walk, promises promises, & in the duck pond. the stooges – penetration, joy division – shadowplay, Anthony parmee – stockholm syndrome, next & sexy hospital cops. lydia lunch – tied and twist, don carlos – late night blues, arab strap – stink, Ben Adams – suburbs dusk the creature waits for something & that summer. leadbelly – ain’t goin down to the well no more, nirvana – mv, nicki bullock – poem from chapbook called blood rainbows and the taste of needles & poem from pixie dust epiphanies and glimpses of the unknowable chapbook. brick layer cake – stars, kerryn tredrea – he sends me overtones of bondage…. & we become a rope. julian cope – up-wards at 45 degrees, ramones – she talks to rainbows, gg allin and the cedar st sluts – sluts in the city, john cooper clark – psycle sluts, isolation valve – marion shopping centre, swimsuit – carsick, swans – new mind, cut hands – black mamba, tinariwen – soixante trois, tricky – scrappy love, scott walker – corps de blah.

My featured poem “suburbs, dusk, the creature waits for something” has also been recently published at The Camel Saloon. Also, “last waltz” appears in the April issue of Gutter Eloquence Magazine.

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Waiting for thunder and poems on the wireless

My long poem waiting for thunder is up and ready to be read at The Camel Saloon. Have a drink, leave a comment and hang around for a while…


cats on the radioAlso, me and five other Adelaide poets will be reading for Nature Loves Courage on Three D Radio’s graveyard shift this week, Thursday from 11pm. If you’re awake, tune or listen in online!


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