Poetry

Awards

The Sash

Golden Gumleaf (Children’s Poem of the Year), Australian Bush Laureate Awards, 2013

Only Six Years

First Prize, Adult Open section, Toolangi C. J. Dennis Poetry Competition 2012

Frank

Second Prize, Adult Open section, Toolangi C. J. Dennis Poetry Competition 2011

I Love to Swing

Honourable Mention, Adults Writing for Children section, C. J. Dennis Poetry Competition 2011 (as judged by primary school children)

Sunnyside

Honourable Mention, Adult Open section, Toolangi C. J. Dennis Poetry Competition 2010

The Lyrebird

Honourable Mention, ‘Birds of the Singing Garden’ section, Toolangi C. J. Dennis Poetry Competition 2010

The Gingerbread House

Second Prize, ‘Adults Writing for Children’ section, Toolangi C. J. Dennis Poetry Competition 2010

A Brief History of the Eucalypt

Second Prize, ‘Eucalypt’ section, Victorian Bush Poetry and Music Association Victorian Open Bush Poetry & Song Championships 2010

Murtoa

Honourable Mention, Humorous section, Murtoa’s Big Weekend 2010 Written Poetry Competition

Murtoa Magic

Honourable Mention, Local section, Murtoa’s Big Weekend 2010 Written Poetry Competition

Henry’s Ecstasy

First Prize, 2010 Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Poetry Competition, Section 1, Class 2 (Humorous Verse, Australian theme)

Clancy of the Undertow

Second Prize, Poets by the Sea – Harrington, NSW, Written Poetry Competition (Section 1 – Humourous) 2010

Highly Commended, Bronze Swagman written competition, 1986

CJ Dennis’ “Book For Kids”

Third Prize, Adults Writing for Children section, C. J. Dennis Poetry Competition 2009 (Bushfire Year)

Mawson’s Ice Cream

Second Prize, 52nd Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Short Story and Verse Competition, 2009 (Section 1, Class 3 – Humorous Verse)

The Ballad of Cleanskin Steve

Highly Commended, 2008 Cervantes Art Festival Written Bush Poetry Competition

The Triangular Cantaloupe

Second Prize, inaugural C. J. Dennis Bush Poetry Competition, 2008 Toolangi Festival

The Singing Gardens
“Pepper” Postlewaite


Highly Commended, inaugural C. J. Dennis Bush Poetry Competition, 2008 Toolangi Festival

Peter Garrett’s Hair

Highly Commended, 51st Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Short Story and Verse Competition, 2008 (Section 1, Class 3 – Humorous Verse)

One Hundred Years From Now

First Prize, Northern Star Bush Verse/Poetry Competition, 2007 (Nimbin Agricultural & Industrial Society Inc.)

I Was Born an Irishman

The Maldon Lolly Shop


Commended, 50th Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Short Story and Verse Competition, 2007 (Section 1, Class 1 – Traditional Verse)

The Geebung Chess Club

Commended, 50th Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Short Story and Verse Competition, 2007 (Section 1, Class 3 – Humorous Verse)

Green Flames
The Old Tree and the Strangler Fig


Commended, Northern Star Bush Verse/Poetry Competition, 2006 (Nimbin Agricultural & Industrial Society Inc.)

I Took John Lennon Camping

Winner, December 2006 “Australian Writer” (Newsletter of The Fellowship of Australian Writers (Vic.)) poetry competition, and published in the Summer Issue (Issue #354, Dec – Feb 2006/07)

The Cattlemen Don’t Own the Banjo

Special Mention, Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Short Story and Verse Competition, 2006 (Section 1, Class 1 – Traditional Verse)

Published(adults)

My Three O’Clock Nap

“The Lawsonion”, the Official Newsletter of the Henry Lawson Memorial and Literary Society Inc. (Volume No. 15, Number 579 – May/June 2013), page 10

Only Six Years

“The Lawsonion” (Volume 1 No. 12, Number 576 – Nov/Dec 2012), page 7

The Hangman’s Repent

“The Bronze Swagman Book of Bush Verse 2012” by Winton Business & Tourism Association Inc., November 2012, page 30

Henry’s Ecstasy

“The Lawsonion” (Volume 1, Number 3, May/June 2011), page 5

Also “Award Winning Bush Verse and Stories 2012” by Melbourne Books, 2012 (page 172)

Mawson’s Ice Cream

“FreeXpression”, August 2009 (Volume XVI – Issue No. 8), page 25

One Hundred Years From Now

“FreeXpression”, June 2009 (Volume XVI – Issue No. 6), page 13

The Apple and the Mandarine
Polar Extremes

“Short and Twisted 2009” by Celapene Press

“Pepper” Postlewaite

“Mountain Monthly”, December 2008, page 13

The Maldon Poets’ Breakfast

“Trad & Now” Issue #31 (July/Augusts, 2008) – page 60

A Lavatory Lament

“Green – the magazine of the Australian Greens”, Issue 25, Autumn 2008

I said to my son this winter
Living off the horses

“Short and Twisted 2008”, by Celapene Press

The Walrus Head South

poam #313 (February/March 2008), Museletter of the Melbourne Poets Union

Mick Dougherty

“Voice of the Mountains” (Journal of the Mountain Cattlemen’s Association of Victoria Inc.), No. 31 (2008)

How a Dog Trots

“Faithfully Yours” (Geelong Obedience Club Newsletter), July 2007 (Issue 179)

Puppy Dogs and Bicycles

“Faithfully Yours”, April 2007 (Issue 176)

Roger Wants to Play

“Faithfully Yours”, April 2007 (Issue 173)

The Saucing of the Pies

“Knickers and Knockers – Poems for Lovers and Haters of Football”, by Melbourne Poets Union (Chapbook Series No. 3), 2005

What happened to the Mirrors?

Somers Paper Nautilus, Volume 2, Issue 3 (March 2005)

The Little Cormorant

“On the Road with Macca” by ABC Books, 2003 (page 154)

The Neonog’s Tragical Tale

“Babies. The Fight for Intact Survival at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. 1875 – 2000: A personal view”

My Favourite Poem

“Rhymes for the Times” by Pulse Publications, 1993

Clancy of the Undertow

“The Bronze Swagman Book of Bush Verse”, 1986 (Highly Commended)

History’s Witnesses
The Ballad of Bill Spargo

“Down the Track – Modern Humourous Australian Bush Ballads and Popular Performancy Poetry” by Wahratta Enterprises, 1985

Skyleaking

“Stringybark and Greenhide”, Volume 5, Number 3, 1984

I Wish I Was A Wombat
Ernie the Macho Butterfly

Carringbush/Street Poets Anthology (1983)

Published(children)

Astrocamper

Published in “Countdown” magazine, April 2007 (Volume 92, Number 3), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

Reprinted in “Blast Off” magazine, June 2011 (Volume 96, Number 5), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

It’s Raining

Rittle Led Hiding Rood
The Last Piece of Cake

Published in ‘The Scrumbler’ (Issue 4) by Kavanagh Publishing Limited, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

The Sash

Published in “Orbit” magazine, September 2012 (Volume 97, Number 8), by the NSW Department of Education and Communities

The Nose of a Horse

Published in “Blast Off’ magazine, September 2012 (Volume 97, Number 8), by the NSW Department of Education and Communities

At The Zoo

Published in ‘Explore’ magazine, Issue 3, 2011, by Pearson Education Australia

The Dragon at the Chook-House

Published in ‘Outback’ magazine (Issue 78, Aug/Sep 2011, page 149) by R.M. Williams Publishing

Two Little Raindrops

Published in “Blast Off’ magazine, April 2011 (Volume 96, Number 3), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

The Elephant in Our Street

Published in “the Voice”, newsletter of the Speech and Drama Association NSW (April 2008)

The Dumper

Published in “Orbit” magazine, November 2007 (Volume 92, Number 10), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

Snowsheeting

Published in “Blast Off” magazine, August 2007 (Volume 92, Number 7), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

Mum’s Abandoned Coffee Cups

Published in “Blast Off” magazine, June 2007 (Volume 92, Number 5), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

The Ice Cream That Hurt

Published in “Blast Off” magazine, April 2007 (Volume 92, Number 3), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

I’m Just a Little Puppy Dog

I Am a Mother Puppy Dog


Published in “Countdown” magazine, March 2007 (Volume 92, Number 2), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

Eating Vegies

Published in “Blast Off” magazine, October 2006 (Volume 91, Number 9), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

Rainbows, Stars and Animals

Published in “Blast Off” magazine, September 2006 (Volume 91, Number 8), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

Fighting for the Football

Published in “Blast Off” magazine, June 2006 (Volume 91, Number 5), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

Our Neighbours’ Cat

Published in “Countdown” magazine, June 2006 (Volume 91, Number 5), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

Nine of the Best
When Eating Watermelon

Published in “Countdown” magazine, November 2005 (Volume 90, Number 10), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

Flies

Published in “Countdown” magazine, November 2005 (Volume 90, Number 10), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

How A Dog Trots

Published in “Countdown” magazine, October 2005 (Volume 90, Number 9), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

Josephine

Published in “Countdown” magazine, August 2005 (Volume 90, Number 7), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

The Poles

Published in “Blast Off” magazine, August 2005 (Volume 90, Number 7), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

The Saucing of the Pies

Published in “Explore” magazine, Number 3, 2005, by Pearson Education Australia.

I’d Like A Brontosaurus

Published in “Countdown” magazine, May 2005 (Volume 90, Number 4), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

Reprinted in “Countdown” magazine, April 2010 (Volume 95, Number 3), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

Brighton Beach

Published in “Orbit” magazine, November 2004 (Volume 89, Number 10), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

The Billy That Died With Its Boots On

Published in “Touchdown” magazine, October 2004 (Volume 89, Number 9), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

The Tiger Quoll

Published in “Blast Off” magazine, October 2004 (Volume 89, Number 9), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

Giles

Published in “Orbit” magazine, September 2004 (Volume 89, Number 8), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

The Albatross

Published in “Blast Off” magazine, August 2003 (Volume 88, Number 7), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

Fall Of Night

Published in “Orbit” magazine, September 2001 (Volume 86, Number 8), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

Reprinted in “Orbit” magazine, October 2005 (Volume 90, Number 9), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

Fraught Sport

Published in “Orbit” magazine, October 2000 (Volume 85, Number 9), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

Spoil-sport Umbrella

Published in “Touchdown” magazine, March 1999 (Volume 84, Number 2), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

Dad Meets The Martians

Published in “Orbit “ magazine, April 1995 (Volume 80, Number 3), by the New South Wales Department of School Education.

Also published by The University of New South Wales Educational Testing Centre in 1998 as stimulus material for a Learning Assessment Project.

Also published in “School Journal”, Part 3, Number 2, 2001, for the Ministry of Education by Learning Media Limited, Wellington, New Zealand.

Reprinted in “Orbit” magazine, November 2003 (Volume 88, Number 10), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

Also published in CRICKET magazine, January 2006 (Volume 33, Number 5), by Carus Publishing Company in the U.S.

Reprinted in “Blast Off” magazine, September 2008 (Volume 93, Number 8), by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

The Little Cormorant

Published in “Countdown” magazine, March 1995 (Volume 80, Number 2), by the New South Wales Department of School Education.

Reprinted in “Countdown” magazine, February 2005 (Volume 90, Number 1), by the New South Wales Department of School Education.

Tidying My Room

Published in “Countdown” magazine, October 1994 (Volume 79, Number 9), by the New South Wales Department of School Education.

Also published in “Funny Business: An Anthology of Humour” by Nelson Thomson Learning in 2000.

The Dinosaur Climber’s Kit

Published in “School Journal”, Part 2, Number 3, 1994, for the Ministry of Education by Learning Media Limited, Wellington, New Zealand.

Night Vision

Published in “Countdown’ magazine, November 1993 (Volume 78, Number 10), by the New South Wales Department of School Education.

Early Windy Morning

Published in ”Blast Off” magazine, September 1993 (Volume 78, Number 8), by the New South Wales Department of School Education.

Reprinted in “Blast Off” magazine, June 2000 (Volume 85, Number 5), by the New South Wales Department of School Education.

The Dangerous Dinosaur

Published in “Explore” magazine, Number 2, 1992, by Department of School Education, Victoria.

Also published in “Funny Business: An Anthology of Humour” by Nelson Thomson Learning in 2000.

Discography

Dad Meets the Martians (poem for children)
(Poem and Song version)
Published on School Journal Part 3 and Part 4 2001 CD.
Produced 2002 for the Ministry of Education by Learning Media Limited, Wellington, New Zealand.

Night Vision (poem for children)
In Bed With My Bedsocks (poem for children)
My Sea-side Cure (poem for children)
Published on audio-cassette, “It’s Worse than Weevils – A Collection of Australian Poems and Stories for Children”, by ABC AUDIO, 2000.

Clancy of the Undertow (poem for adults)
Published on double audio-cassette, “Rocky Marshall presents STORIES OF AUSTRALIA”, recorded at ABC Studios Adelaide by David Mulhallen.
Also published on LP album, “Jim Smith – YOU DON’T SAY!”, by Sidetrack, 1987.

Back Door Ballads (poems and songs for adults)
Self published audio cassette, recorded at C’est Ca Studios, Collingwood, 1983.