The Solution to Us

a homely, found, neo-bush, art

The Solution to Us is my fourth collection of poetry, and was shortlisted for the 2009 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards. It contains 'The Good Hope', winner of the inaugural Rosemary Dobson National Poetry Award in Australia, presented to me by Jon Stanhope, Chief Minister of the ACT, on December the 8th 2005. 

The Solution to Us has a cover designed by local artist Tanja Riese.

Preview the poetry

Watch the launch (just over six minutes of a uniquely entertaining launch)


Thanks to manuscript editor Susan Hampton, and to the editors in Australia, India, China, the UK, Singapore and the USA who have published 35 of these poems in the following publications. 

Literary Journals

Southerly, Tirra Lirra, Overland, Blast, Pendulum, Wet Ink, FiveBells, Studio, Poetry Monash, Micropress Oz (The Mossie), Ripples, FreeXpreSsion

Medical and Science Journals

New Scientist, Australian Family Physician, Australian Journal of Rural Health, British Journal of Medical Ethics (Medical Humanities), Association of Medical Humanities (ANZ) newsletter, eZAAPP (e-Zine of the American Association of Physician Poets), PartyLine (National Rural Health Alliance)

Internet Journals (archived by the National Library of Australia)

SOFTBLOW, Catalyzer Journal, Retort Magazine,



The Canberra Times, ABC South-East Radio, EDGE FM Community Radio Bega

PrizesSome pieces have been slightly altered since publication.Click on 'Selected Poems' above to preview the poetry in The Solution to Us.


updated: 08/03/2016