I am a Queensland poet based in Brisbane. For many years I dabbled in writing poetry but in 2014 I made a New Year's resolution to focus on improving my practice. Better poetry only comes from hard work. My first poetry competition win was in 2014 in the Ipswich Poetry Feast and that gave me the confidence to continue. Other prizes followed and in 2017 I was joint winner of the Peter Porter Poetry Prize. I read all of the Australian poetry I can get my hands on. I admire the poetry of Australian poets like Les Murray, Judith Beveridge, Anthony Lawrence, Mark Tredinnick, Felicity Plunkett, Joel Deane, Sarah Holland-Batt, Chloe Wilson and Vanessa Page. Australian poetry is a rich and vibrant place right now. My poetry is lyrical, often cynical, sometimes political. I love science and philosophy and you will see signs of both in my poems. I have two boys and one very patient wife, and they can be found in my poetry too. I work as a Contracts Manager, and poetry keeps me sane.
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