Poetry Performance and Opportunities

film-maker and photographer, Pamela Boutros
Here's filmaker and photographer Pamela Boutros at the end of our shoot for the upcoming video poem, 'Lost'. Having the opportunity to make  a video poem was part of the prize presented to me for winning last year's inaugural Draw Your Swords Poetry Slam. Pamela is working on final edits, and we're going to release it very soon. I can't wait! I'm really happy with the way it's looking, so watch this space for details of where you can view it.

In the meantime, you can view my performance of 'Resistance', a love poem I performed in last year's South Australian Poetry Slam finals. Leave a comment if you feel like it. I'm always open to constructive criticism :)


If you're a writer living in South Australia and have a poem you'd like to submit to the upcoming special online edition of Westerly, then you have until April 20th to get your submission in.

Cordite Poetry Review are also looking for poems based around the theme of 'Difficult' in whatever way you might interpret that. Submissions open until May 20th.

I was feature poet in Gawler Poets in the Pub in January, but if you missed that one you can see me in action as feature poet in Goolwa on Sunday June  10th, from 1-3pm at Poetry on the Fleurieu.

Spoken Word SA are running workshops for young people as part of their RUMBLE SA. A great opportunity so check out their website for details and bookings. They also have free workshops running as part of the Poet in Libraries residencies (free to all). Again, check out their website for details.

There are so many opportunities for poets and writers to perform their work in South Australia right now, so get brave and get along to some or all of them! You can check out listings on the Facebook page: Adelaide Poetry Gig Guide.