This will be my last blog for a fortnight or so as I knuckle down to write a new poem. I travelled four hours south to Kempsey last week for the local heat of the Australian Poetry Slam. I couldn’t go in the heat at Byron Bay because I was the feature act after winning last year… and I wasn’t entirely …
You know what’s difficult? Adjusting to reality after something like the Byron Bay Writers Festival. I had a pretty magical time there last Friday to Sunday. It also involved quite a bit of hat-changing.
The organisers of the Australian Poetry Slam have uploaded the vid of my performance at the NSW Finals.
I’ve always been pretty good at keeping my hopes down. ‘Don’t get your hopes up, Sam.’
Know what I love about being 30+?