2011               PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne, Australia

2004               Bachelor of Arts, Media and Communications (with Honours) at University of Melbourne, Australia


Selected Grants and Awards

2013               Val Vallis Award 2nd place for long poem ‘1961: lightly scored in three parts’

2013               City of Melbourne Arts Grant Program

2012               CAL Cultural Fund for special issue of RABBIT poetry journal

2009               Varuna Residency Fellowship

2008               Felix Meyer Scholarship for Creative Writing (University of Melbourne)

2006               H.B. Higgins Scholarship for the Study of Poetry (University of Melbourne)




2014               Suite for Percy Grainger (Sydney: Vagabond)

2012               marionette: a biography of miss marion davies (Sydney: Vagabond)

Books (edited)

2011               Refashioning Myth: Poetic Transformations and Metamorphoses, Jessica Wilkinson, David McInnis and Eric Parisot (eds.) (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press)


Articles and Chapters

I have had critical articles on ‘poetic histories’ published locally and internationally in journals including Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts (U.S.A.), Cultural Studies Review, Axon: Creative Explorations and HOW2 (U.S.A.), and in edited books, including Remaking Literary History (eds. Paul Sheehan, Helen Groth, Anthony Uhlmann, 2010) and Poetry and the Trace (eds. Ann Vickery and John Hawke, 2013).

I have also been commissioned to write reviews of poetry books for JASAL, Cordite Poetry Review and HOW2.


Poems in Journals, Books and Anthologies

Since 2008 I have had more than sixty poems published in journals, books, newspapers and anthologies, including Cordite, Overland, Meanjin, The Age, The Sun-Herald, Best Australian Poems (2012 & 2013), Southerly, Ekleksographia (U.S.A.), HOW2 (U.S.A.), Conclave (U.S.A.) and Bluestem (U.S.A.).


Performances & Readings

Collaborative Performances of marionette with Simon Charles & Manteia ensemble:

– Conduit Arts Space, Brunswick, Melbourne, 9 May 2013.

– Translocal Music Series, Montsalvat, Eltham, 8 November 2012.

– ANAM quartetthaus 2012 season, 22 September 2012.

Collaborative Performances of Suite for Percy Grainger with Simon Charles:

– The Owl and the Pussycat, Richmond, 28 October 2010.

– Re-opening of the Grainger Museum, University of Melbourne, 16 October 2010.

– National Young Writers’ Festival, This Is Not Art Festival, Newcastle, 1 October 2010.

Invited readings:

Manning Clark Hall, Canberra, June 5th 2013

Sydney Writers Festival, May 25th 2013

Gilgamesh Salon, South Melbourne, April 15th 2013

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