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.
fighting dragons naked is risky st george buffed & barefoot in roman helmet & flowing cape leans cruel over his prey
one strange sartorial english patron saint this roman soldier they say fought diocletian's torture bravely (beheaded in 303) and he probably never set a foot on flat-topped dragon hill, uffington berkshire where the legend emerged (circa 12th century) nor even 'mother' england
(no grass grows where dragon's blood is spilled)
whose bucephalus stallion nevertheless now straddles boehm's beast in australia baring his tender belly to what's below
the dragon crocodillus pieced with adder head & agonised bites dumb on the 20ft spear sunk into its shoulder a cheated & hurt animal confusion like a cat hit by a car
no goosebumps here perhaps a heatwave and george just tossed his jerkin off ta-da!
then suddenly, a dragon, a baby one surely? ...a dragon just smaller than him - a patchwork beast dreamed from dinosaur bones left on a beach claws clinging wound round a plinth tail spilling over appeared?
why didn't it just burn naked george? fricassee his horse? make him wish he hadn't worn a metal hat?