Wrote a chapter in new big book High Voltage: AC/DC an Illustrated Guide. Included in The Best Australian Poems 2009 aND 2010. Jen’s essay Sex Crimes in Suburbia was included in Meanjin's ‘Law and Crime - the Long Arm’ issue (October 2007). A widely-published, versatile professional writer, she wrote Skyhooks Million Dollar Riff, poetry books Marsupial Wrestling, Alleycat and gutter Vs stars (Flat Chat 2006). Available for professional writing jobs of all kinds including reports, workshops, journalism, poetry and publicity.
Thanks Quincey & Helen from Bakehouse Studios Fitzroy for an Xceptional Xmas bash at the Tote tonight 16.12.06. Ron Peno, Russian Schoolboy, the Ukeladies and many many more and a delicious cascade of backyard snacks. In a post-Ian Rilen world, the year was made for me when the Love Addicts - featuring Blue Ruin's Quincy McLean admirably on guitar and vocals - got up for one song only, 'The Family from Cuba,' and then X (the undead, the unkillable) rose again with the LA's Kim Volkman switching to Rilenesque bass and Steve Lucas taking the stage as Cathy Green switched to drums. O happy daze. Having just sunk my cocktail X's Dirty Degenerate Boy - a martini with olive or was that love juice - I blissed out along with the rest of the nest of adders snaking around the dancefloor. Highlight? 'Mother,' sung by Lucas with a primal scream John Lennon would have handed over his OBE for. Welcome back to Melbourne Steve.