Delighted to have two readings of poems related to family estrangement appear in this audio zine. Apologies for my current asthma-medication Lady-Batman voice!
Like many queer people, I am estranged from a large part of my family. We were a camping and travelling family, and I have quite a passionate relationship with the places we used to go. But the memory of family is intertwined with the memory of place, so that even when I am literally standing in the beloved place, I still feel that I am in exile. And that’s what these poems are about.
- Reading: ‘Highway, Shepparton‘ (appeared previously in Eureka Street) and ‘Rooms‘ (appeared previously in foam:e), in Queer Out Here audio zine, issue 01, 2018