About me

I am a writer and PhD candidate at Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria. My writing has appeared in The GuardianGriffith Review, Kill Your Darlings, Overland, Island Magazine, Crikey and elsewhere. In 2020 I was the recipient of the Tina Kane Emergent Writer Award, administered by the Mildura Writers' Festival.

Prior to commencing my PhD I was the Publishing Officer at UWA Publishing in Western Australia. I am now the Assistant Manager at Geelong's only independent bookshop, The Book Bird.

Soapmy debut collection of poetry, was published by Recent Work Press in 2017. 

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Publishing record



  • Review of Blueberries by Ellena Savage, Books+Publishing Magazine. (Review)

  • A letter to my father in Dear Dad, edited by Samuel Johnson OAM, Hachette Australia. (Article)


  • 'A Christmas without Christmas: on grief and holiday ritual,' Crikey. (Article)

  • 'Balls in the Air,' The Weekend Australian Review Magazine, 19-20 May. (Article)

  • 'The thing about sport and poetry is that they're kind of similar,' Balancing Acts, Women in Sport: Essays on Power, Performance, Bodies & Love, Brow Books. (Article)


  • Soap, Recent Work Press. (Book)

  • 'An Essay Concerning Animals,' Island Magazine, issue 151. (Short story)

  • 'After Barbara: Encountering an artist,' Griffith Review: State of Hope, issue 55. (Article; memoir) 

  • 'Hey Sweetheart, Hey Love,' Griffith Review: Millennials Strike Back. (Poetry)

  • 'Egg Tempera,' Overland. (Poetry)

  • 'Networking Drinks,' Overland. (Poetry)

  • 'Things to Come,' Joiner Bay: and other stories, Margaret River Press. (Short story)

  • 'Bivouac,' Verity La. (Poetry)

  • 'Pleistocene Soup,' Westerly Magazine, issue 62.1. (Poetry)

  • 'Notes on the disappearance of a friend,' Grieve Poetry Anthology, Hunter Writers Centre. (Poetry)

  • 'Autobiographical Fragment,' Axon: Creative Explorations, issue 13. (Poetry)

  • 'Daddy,' Axon: Creative Explorations, issue 13. (Poetry)

  • 'Blue Days,' Tract: Prose Poems, Recent Work Press. (Poetry)


  • 'Hey Preacher,' Cordite Poetry Review. (Poetry)

  • 'For Eurydice,' Voiceworks, issue 'The Bang'. (Poetry)


  • 'On Extinctions by Hannie Rayson,' Australian Book Review. (Review)

  • 'Down the Aisle, Music,' Seizure Online. (Short Story)

  • 'Overflow,' Writ Poetry Review. (Poetry)



2010 - 2015

University of Western Australia

Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in English and Cultural Studies

2020 - 

Deakin University

PhD Candidate in Creative Writing


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