What’s new

New collections

Acting Like a Girl (Recent Work Press, 2019)

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

Waistcoat and hat. Text: Acting Like a Girl, Sandra Renew.

Just published

‘Lesbian Content’ (Shuffle: An Anthology of Microlit, edited by Cassandra Atherton, Spineless Wonders, 2019) and (finalist 2018 joanne burns Microlit Award)

‘About girls who are taken by flannies’  (Australian Poetry Journal vol. 8, no. 2, 2018)

‘when she left’, ‘indrawn breath’ (Skylark 13, edited by Claire  Everett, Summer 2019)

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