recent stuff by allan boyd - antipoet

100 poems

08 Sep 2015

this is slam about a poem
this is slam about a poem about a poem
this is a poem about sex
this is poem about drugs
this is poem about rock n roll
this is poem about 120 seconds in length
this is poem about cats on the internet
this is poem about god
your god
my god
oh my god
this is poem about
a dictionary
a thesaurus
the government
this is poem about you
this is poem about me
this is poem about the next poet


07 Sep 2015

My partner, my son and I run the monthly Perth Slam at the Rosemount Hotel in North Perth:

I've been the WA Coordinator of the Australian Poetry Slam since its inception in 2007. Here's some basic information and links. Feel free to contact me to find out more.

WA HEATS APS Facebook Page


last round

06 Sep 2015

this ones for the coulda beens
the shoulda beens
the wanna bes
the also-rans
the think I cans
the go getters
the coulda been betters
for those that wann’d be there
those that shoulda been there
those who coulda been there
this is for the clangers
the misheld hangers
the one percenters
the on field venters

this ones for the retired
won’t get rehired
for fletch’s 400
and lest we forget
those who’ll

mornin john - for john mcglue

05 Sep 2015

mornin john
yr one in a billion john
its NBG John
don’t be butthurt
no need to rage-quit facebook
yr awesomesauce
there’s no way yr weak sauce
yr a glanceable
a bit clickable
maybe a little
waitin for the morning show mic drop john
lets bantz the fat-shame on the morning train john
snapchat ya manspreading
took up two seats bruh
meanwhile yr talkback with randos
at least after the show
you get an early
beer o’clock

Western Derby

14 Aug 2015

they want a poem about the western derby
but I hate both teams
they wanna poem about the government
but I hate both teams
so I wrote this
and I cant
I cant
waiting for words to spit out
like lyrical sparks,
searching dictionaries
for inspirational diction
for rhymes, for fact-filled fiction
but there’s naught
theres only blank white
this screen missing wit
unable to spit out the fitness
nothing here
no assonance
or alliteration
minimal enunciation

leave a row for darren

28 Jul 2015

crawl outta the swag at 530am
rummage for your boots
in the dewy mundaring dark
drag yourself to the ute
up the great eastern
off gorrie road, an eye to for roos
in the misty grey

we’re at the tree dump in the breaking light
loading a 100 boxes of radiata
fried bacon on a slice of white bread
ice on the box plastic
fingers like frozen rocks
then its a load up the bucket

heel two three drop
heel two three drop

up and back, across the paddock
smashing rows on rows on rows

dear madam speaker

07 Jul 2015


dear madam speaker
madam speaker
madam speaker

got a point of order
that oughta be treated

if I see you in the pub
I might have to teach ya

yr fundraiser helicopter
right-wing features

dear madam speaker
madam speaker
madam speaker

spin spin spin
like a gifted preacher

inside a beehive
a handful of leeches

we are all entitled to the
sticky little creatures

dear madam speaker
madam speaker
madam speaker

Mansplaining mansgrooming to men

04 May 2015

I’m off to the boy’s salon
Got an upset man bun
A busted up guy-do
Book my barber for a manicure
Got a decoupage on my cuticles
Look at my bro-scape
Like I’m an oil paint
I’m a man-canvas
I came back for a Back crack n sack
This top knot needs a service
Need a massage on my face for the ladies
For the man-groomers, not the baby boomers
Baby you can find me in the Detox Sauna / Exfoliating
or under the Hot Stone, de-stress Relaxation
Fantasy team Spray Tan

Lest we forget

25 Apr 2015

Lest we forget
We forgot
We forgot
Those that stood up at the Nek
That fell like so much mud and rock
And blood and bones
Light horsemen fallen heavy
The roar of musketry
At dawn
Five thousand bullets per minute
Cut down like grass mown

41 Derbies

25 Apr 2015

They meet again this Sunday
In the April Sun
At the fat ground, the Western Derby
And youse can tell the Vicko commentators
It’s a DERBY not a DARBY
And the scarfed mobs fill the trains early
40,000 spill in from all points of the city and beyond