Welcome to PhotoVoltaicPoetry

poems ~ photographs ~ videos ~ music ~ essais  – through a green lens

I am a poet and photographer passionate about art and the natural world, ecological understanding and nearly everything else, since everything, absolutely everything, connects.

Praying Mantis on Phaius tankervilleae, a large flowered indigenous orchid

Stop Adani ~ Happy 50th Birthday NSW NP&WS ~ Poem/images Oyster Creek Walk 

My exhibition of poetry, photography and video: First Light – From Eos to Helios, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery finished Aug 12th.Eos show CHRG3

The idea of this exhibition was not primarily a display of poetry and photography, but to give visitors a sense of Eos and encourage them to get out and experience Eos for themselves. To quote Bruce Lee from Enter the Dragon and the Shurangama Sutra: ‘It is like a finger, pointing a way to the moon . . . Don’t concentrate on the finger, or you will miss all that heavenly glory!’

More on the exhibition here.

Refugee disgrace

Meanwhile another refugee dies in our care. Paul Bongiorno gave an impassioned account of the government’s duplicity – especially in the light of the leaked telephone conversation between our Prime Minister and the US President. Hear Paul here.
Local Refugee Group Facebook page is here.


I live on the Mid North Coast of NSW beside a forest by the sea, after 30 years in the heart of Sydney.

a small Jagun poem
a haiku might grasp momentarily
for ever
the essence of incoming spring
but I’ve just made a photograph
of winter light
graphic on burnt Blackbutt
and stuffed my pockets
with Senna seeds

Banner image, the Never Never River, The Promised Land, Bellingen