What’s new

New collections

The Orlando Files. Poems of Dissent and Social Commentary for Performance (Ginninderra Press, 2018)

Forthcoming: Acting Like a Girl (Recent Work Press, 2019)

Just published

‘On Returning Home’ (Axon: Creative Explorations, 8.2, Turning Points: Narratives, health, and speaking the self, November 2018)

‘Lengthen the Hem’, ‘Home’, ‘Spring in the mountains’ (Silver Fugue, anthology of the School of Music Poets, edited by Hazel Hall, Ginninderra Press, 2018)

‘in the mountains’, ‘in the shopping centre’, ‘she cleans her rifle’, ‘pickup trucks in convoy’, ‘until the guns stop’, ‘lists of those missing’, ‘she does what she knows’, ‘travel paper stamped’, ‘some streets’, ‘rainbow T-shirt’ (Atlas Poetica: a journal of world tanka, 34, Autumn 2018, special issue on genocide)

Upcoming performances

Launch of Acting Like a Girl, Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, 18 March 2019

National Folk Festival, Canberra: Spoken Word, Featured Poet, 18–22 April 2019

Manning Clark House, Canberra, 23 May 2019

See Performance for more information about these events

Monthly event

Not Very Quiet at Smith’s Alternative
Third Monday of the month

Sandra co-convenes a varied program of women’s poetry in a relaxed cafe venue.

Smith’s Alternative
76 Alinga Street, Canberra City
7pm to 9pm