“Rage to order” shortlisted for Australia’s Porter Prize

Happy to announce that my poem “Rage to order” was shortlisted for the Australian Book Review’s Peter Porter Poetry Prize. It appears in the March issue along with the other three shortlisted poems and the contest winner, Amanda Joy’s “Tailings.”

From the judges’ statement: “‘Rage to Order’ is a poem of vertiginous self-consciousness: its extremity of feeling countervailed by the pressure of silence it makes felt. Like Gerard Manley Hopkins in ‘No worst, there is none’, this poet brings experience to a pitch in language at once pared back and wild with its play of repeating words and sounds.”