Published Work


riversalt. Flying Islands Books/ASM (Macao, China) and Cerberus Press (Maxwell via Bulahdelah, NSW), 2015.


Mining. Melbourne: Breakdown Press. 2008.

Scholarly Articles

Dr Karina Smith and Dr Lou Smith. ““The Sound of Unknowing”: Theorizing Race, Gender, and ‘Illegitimacy’ Through Jamaican Family Photography.” Journal of Women’s History. 30: 1. John Hopkins University Press, (Spring 2018): 107-128.

““Beyond the Horizon, Out at Sea, A New Day Breaks”: Memory and Identity in Ingrid Pollard’s The Boy Who Watches the Ships Go By.” EnterText 10.  Special Issue on Caribbean Literature and Culture: “Opening Out the Way(s) to the Future”. London: Brunel University, 2013; and in Ingrid Pollard Photography,

Selected Poetry in Peer-Reviewed Journals

“Groundhog Day.” Authora Australis. Issue 1. 2020.

“Discrepancies”, “Intervention”, “Fault Lines” and “A Photograph of Absence.” Interviewing the Caribbean. “A History of Violence: The Making of Caribbean Society.” 2. 1. Winter 2016. 102-107.

“After the Downpour”, “Belgrave Rd” and “Home.” Hecate: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Women’s Liberation. 42. 1 (2016): 108-109.

“Benjamin’s Jamaica Healing Oil Factory” and “Mark Lane, Kingston.” Caribbean Quarterly. 60. 3. 2014. 93-94.

“On Walking to See the Exhibition London, Sugar and Slavery” and “Apothecary.” EnterText 10. Special Issue on Caribbean Literature and Culture: “Opening Out the Way(s) to the Future”. London: Brunel University, 2013.

“The Hoons”, “Saturday” and “Bird’s Eye View.” Critical Animalia. October 2013. 30-35.

“The Intertidal.” The Caribbean Writer. 26, 2012. 27.

“New Year’s Eve 2009” and “Cloudburst.” antiTHESIS. 21, 2011. 143 and 172.

“The Mangroves.” SWAMP #8. 22 March 2011.

“Drought” and “Long Mountain House (College Common).”s x Salon. 3. 27 February 2011.

“Gargoyles.” antiTHESIS. 19, 2009. 218.

“Dermis” and “She is there.” SWAMP #1. June 2008.

“Migration” and “In Sea Fog.” Kunapipi: Journal of Postcolonial Writing and Culture. XXIX. 2, 2007. 18-21.

“For Uncle Tom.” Overland. 182. 2006. 63.

“Figs.” antiTHESIS. 16, 2006. 90.

“Voyage Through the Grey” and “Exile.” Wasafiri. 21. 1. Issue 47, March 2006. 49.

“Quarry.” Muse: University of Melbourne Postgraduate Association Journal, 2005. 45-46.

As Seeds between Teeth Split: “The Witness”, “The Naming”, “Memories and Talismans” and “This Silent Place.” Kunapipi: Journal of Postcolonial Writing. XXVII. 1, 2005. 42-51.

“Currawong: “The Sound of Unknowing”, “Memories and Talismans”, “My House”, “This Silent Place”, “Mrs Lady and Mr Man”, “Migration.” Strange Shapes: New Melbourne Writers, October 2004. 137-146.

Selected Poetry and Articles

“As it Came to Pass”. soft surface.

“Snowdonia National Park.” Nine Muses Poetry. 4 February 2019.

“These river flats” and “Ash Island.” The Disappearing. Red Room Poetry, 2018.

Smith, Lou and TextaQueen. “The Milkman of Human Kindness.” The Lifted Brow. 36. (2017): 86-91; and in The Lifted Brow, February 28th 2018.

calidris ruficollis (smallest shorebird in Australia), a migration” in Flightpath. Ed. Virginia Jealous. Denmark, WA: Hallowell Press, 2017.

“The Follower”, “The Seat Near the Baths, Near the Beach”, “The Unseen”, “The Moon’s Burlesque”, “Hollow”, “Ode to Carey Bay”, ” Kintiirrabin (Lake Macquarie)”, “Our Secret Place”, “The Williams”, and “The Old Tree.” A Slow Combusting Hymn: Poetry from and about Newcastle and the Hunter Region. Eds. Kit Kelen and Jean Kent. Macao and Bulahdelah: ASM and Cerberus Press, 2014. 263-368.

“Metamorphosis” and”Drifting.” Moko Magazine: Caribbean Arts and Letters. Issue 3-July 2014.

“Pelican” and “Night War.” Animal Encounters. Dangar, NSW: Catchfire Press, 2012. 97 and 285.

“Remembrance”, “Setting Sail” and “The Sadness.” Mascara Literary Review #3March 2008.

“The Man.” Herding Kites: A Celebration of Australian Writing. Mulgrave: Affirm Press, 2008. 193-194.

“Canoe Pool”, “The Sound”, “The Sound II”, “The Baths”, “Under the Water”, “Nightswimming” and “Water.” A Place Tells a Story: An And Collective Book Project. Melbourne: And Collective, 2008. 10-17.

“Piggy-Boy” Unusual Work 4. Melbourne: Collective Effort Press, 2006.

“Permablitzing the Suburbs” an interview with Asha Bee. Resilience. Originally published in Eat the Suburbs / Energy Bulletin  2006.

“Seeking New Sounds.” Spinach 7. 1, Winter/Spring 2003.

Selected Editing and Proofreading 

2018–2016 Proofreader for contemporary arts magazine un Magazine.

2015 Editor, Thambarlam-ngirri Nyinge-nyinge Ngenarn Girli-girrim, My Feet are Itchy for Walking, Hector Jandany. Warmun Art Centre, East Kimberley, WA.

2015–2014 Chapter Coordinator, Radical Radio: Celebrating 40 Years of 3CR. 3CR Community Radio, Melbourne.

2014 Sub-Editor, Adding Pimento: Caribbean Migration to Melbourne, Australia. Eds. Karina Smith, Lisa Montague and Pat Thomas, in association with CaribVic, Melbourne: Breakdown Press.

2011–2010 antiTHESIS Editorial Collective, School of Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne.

2010 Editor, Market Crossings: Plotting a Course through Preston Markets, Melbourne: Breakdown Press and TRAX.

2009 Editor, How to Make Trouble and Influence People: Pranks, Hoaxes, Graffiti and Political Mischief-Making from Across Australia, Melbourne: Breakdown Press.

2007 Editor, YOU: some letters from the first five years, Melbourne: Breakdown Press.

2007–2006 Copy Editor, NGO-in-a-box Open Source Website and CD Series, Tactical Technology, Poland.

2004 Co-editor with Eve Vincent of Scrapbook to Somewhere. Melbourne: Breakdown Press.

Interviews and Reviews

Franklin W Knight. Jamaica Observer. March 2nd 2011.

Shane McGrath. “How to Make Trouble and Influence People: Pranks, Hoaxes, Graffiti and Political Mischief-Making from Across Australia.” Artlink 30. 2. 2010.

H2W2: How to Do An Arts Project. Where to Get Help. Strawberry Hills, NSW: Australia Council for the Arts. 2004. 109.