Last Friday night, my Whitmore Press poetry collection, Meteorites, was launched at the legendary Collected Works bookshop in Melbourne.

The wonderful poet Nathan Curnow launched the book with a truly impressive speech, showing not only a really detailed engagement with my little book but also a masterful ability to draw everyone in with his sensitivity and charisma. The launch speech has been reproduced online at Communion journal (which is run by Ralph Wessman of Walleah Press in Tasmania)

The book is now available to buy online at Whitmore Press, or, if you are in Melbourne, you can grab a copy at Collected Works on Swanston Street.

Thank you to Anthony Lynch and A. Frances Johnson of Whitmore Press for a wonderful event and for all your work getting the book out there.

And thank you again to Mark Walker for creating the cover image — it came out so beautifully. The cover is based on an image from Tarkovsky’s 1979 classic, Stalker.


Nathan Curnow regaling us all (photo by Richard Mudford)


Anthony Lynch addressing the audience (photo by Richard Mudford)


Me with the one and only Dave Graney (photo by Stuart Barnes)


(Photo by Richard Mudford)