about allan boyd - aka antipoet

So here's the short bio:
"Based in Perth, Western Australia, Allan Boyd (the antipoet) has been delivering performance poetry and organising dynamic poetry arts and music events since 1995. He has performed his “difficult and acerbic words“ as featured guest of the Queensland Poetry Festival; Melbourne Overload Poetry Festival; Newcastle This Is Not Art; Electrofringe and National Young Writers Festivals; the WA Poetry Festival; Artrage; Perth International Arts Festival; Adelaide Fringe, WA Fringe, Big Day Out, Southbound and others."

I'll add to this over time, but in essence: I've been writing and performing poetry since 1995. I also organise stuff. See my journalism blog here.

Currently, with my partner Tonja, and son Jakob, I run the monthly Perth Slam event at the Rosemount Hotel. I also am the WA coordinator of the Australian Poetry Slam.

I taught the core unit Experimental Writing and Performance Poetry for Creative Writing Major undergards and other Creative Writing units at Curtin University in Perth Western Australia from 2010-2015. And have delivered several lectures at Curtin for Performance Poetry and Experimental Poetry since.

I do workshops in Slam Poetry, Performance Poetry, Experimental Poetry, Zine Making and others.

I was the "resident poet" on Local ABC 720 Radio Drive program on Friday afternoons with John McGlue from 2013-2015.

I have been published in anthologies:


I still have an ancient blog (2002-2012) here: http://antipoet.blogspot.com.au/

And I also build websites for a living (http://radicalhack.com).