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.


The decline of high profile mammal species, such as the koala and platypus is ongoing and yet under NSW’s new land-clearing laws, 99% of koala habitat can be bulldozed if it’s on private land. Protest against these awful laws.

Celebrate World Poetry Day at Coffs Regional Museum 21 March 5:30pm

The current exhibition Rime of the Ancient Mariner features paintings by well known local artist, rugby coach, and literature lover, Geoff Mould. I will be in conversation with him and then MC an open session – bring your poems on the theme of the sea. Free but bookings are requested.

Helios in the new mouth of Deep Creek, Feb 11

Australia Day, Sydney – such different responses – change the date!

Invasion Day march from the Block, Redfern

Refugee disgrace

Australia built a hell for refugees on Manus. The shame will outlive us all, Richard Flanagan (Nov 22). The news today (Nov 1) from Mannus is appalling.  For the latest reports see the Guardian. Back in August, 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. The Local Refugee Group Facebook page is here.

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

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 Cassia seeds