My poetry has been published in literary journals, magazines, and anthologies. In 2019, my poem ‘Keeping My Wits About Me’ (since published in The Global Youth Review) was awarded runner-up in the June Shenfield Poetry Award.
My short fiction has appeared in four anthologies to date.
GLOBAL YOUTH REVIEW
BAREKNUCKLE POET JOURNAL OF LETTERS
NOT VERY QUIET
BABY TEETH JOURNAL
ANU COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
AUSTRALIAN MULTILINGUAL WRITING PROJECT
“Life Lessons”. In: Grieve: Stories and Poems about Grief and Loss, Volume 7 (Newcastle: Hunter Writers Centre, 2019), p.87.
“The Snake’s Tail”; in Kindling III (2016). Sydney: Writer’s Edit Press.
Based on a true story from my mother’s childhood in Ghana. My grandmother, a somewhat eccentric author of books on African wildlife, arranged a dead snake in a coil, froze it in the kitchen freezer, and then gave it to my mother to take to her primary school for show-and-tell.
It looked very lifelike. Pandemonium ensued.
“Friedrich’s Goat”; in Kindling II (2015). Sydney: Writer’s Edit Press.
Based on the true story of how my great-uncle, a former World War II fighter pilot for Britain, returned the Iron Cross to the widow of a man he shot down.
“Crossed Out”; in Stew and Sinkers (2013). Canberra: Stringybark Publishing.
Explores the true story of how my great-grandfather accidentally had our
entire family excommunicated from the Catholic Church. Warning for the godly: holy water suffers irreversible harm.
“Elsewhere”; in Marngrook (2012). Canberra: Stringybark Publishing.
I actually wrote this story in my final year of school, when I was 17. Evidently my upcoming final exams had me in a wonderful emotional place, for I chose to write about the experiences of a conscientious objector sent to the front at Fromelles, during World War I.