Geoff Lemon

Geoff Lemon is the newly-appointed co-editor of Going Down Swinging, with Jessica Anne Friedmann, and was formerly poetry editor of harvest and Voiceworks. He founded Wordplay Collective and runs their online spoken word archive at

His poems and stories are published in the likes of Best Australian StoriesHEATBlue Dog, and Island. A six-time slam winner, he has performed at shows and festivals across Australia.

He also writes music journalism for outlets like MTVand Beat, and a regular literary blog for Radio National’sThe Book Show. He posts new work and tasteless humour at


Ways to kill cane toads

PoetrySome mornings come so thick with sleepwe cannot find the stubble on our faces.That first step into a working dayis a bunching of nerves and breath,a little like how I felton driving the woodheap axeinto my first cane toad. His...

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