Name’s Geoff Lemon. Melbourne-born and residing, though I’ve lived in some other countries in between. Current editor of Going Down Swinging, an Australian lit journal in its fourth decade. We do all kinds of stuff beyond print editions: electronic multimedia anthologies, spoken word CDs, commissioned live works, sweet gigs, you name it. Website is here.

I write anything and everything that comes up, because everything is interesting in one way or another. Except perhaps for tennis shoes. I once wrote a whole lot about tennis shoes. They had their good points, but there’s only so much you can say about tennis shoes, you know? At least before you just start making up words. “Cross-stabilising flange.” “Anti-larnering microbopoules.” 

When not writing about tennis shoes, which is always, I write essays and opinion pieces and short fiction and non-fiction and poems and spoken word. The last bit is the most fun because people get to shout or throwing things instead of clicking ‘like’. I also edit manuscripts and have been an editor at several magazines.

If you have stuff you’d like me to write, I may well do it. My email is at the bottom of this page. If you want to read other stuff, I write:

* Regular sport columns for The Roar and OneHD. (Mostly cricket, AFL, and football [with your feet], but interested in most. Never tennis though. Can’t look at the shoes.)

* Music and arts stuff for Beat magazine (Melbourne) and RHUM.  Used to write for MTV and Citysearch, it might be out there somewhere if you Google hard.

* Literature for The Book Show. (Not for a while, as life took over, but we’ll get back to it).

* Spoken word. There are a handful of tracks on this site under the poems tab. But most of the stuff is at another site called Wordplay.org.au. This is the site of the gig I ran for three years, that was most excellent. Lots of recordings on that site. Check it right the hell out. Before I say the word ‘site’ again.

* I also have a book called Sunblind, mostly poems and very short stories. Apparently everyone hates poems but you might like these. Some even have jokes in ‘em, like tuppences in a pudding. They’ll break your teeth. Email me if you want to find it.

Bits and pieces can be found in other people’s publications like Best Australian Stories, HEAT, Griffith Review, Island, Blue Dog, Etchings, Famous Reporter, PAN Magazine, Thank God We Died Together, Wet Ink…

there are others, but your eyes blur out when you try reading a list. Also it’s four a.m.

Drop me a line if you like. I wonder if I’ll fool the spambots when I say, it’s heathenscripture at gmail followed by a dot com.


10 Responses to About

  1. Alexander says:

    Hi Geoff,

    Great talking to you last night. You’ve got some great pieces on this blog.
    I’ve added you to my RSS feeds.



  2. Juanita says:


    Cool name.

    I’d like to be Juanita Orange.
    Then nobody could ever ruin my name with a rhyme.

  3. patriciawa says:

    Apologies for not coming here before I commented on the other page that you’d make a great blog publicist! How patronising that must have seemed!

    Now I’m gonna have to learn how to add someone to my RSS feeds. Before I do that I am going to find out what an RSS feed is!

    But I do think your Carbon Taxin’ Q&A is pretty damn good. I’m looking forrward to reading more of your stuff at Wordplay.org.au.

  4. Hi Geoff,
    I really like your article on the carbon tax – so sensible! Along with many others I am fighting coal seam gas extraction which seems to be going ahead without any thought for the damage it causes due to greedy governments. They say this is a transitional energy before we go for renewables but the money spent on setting this up and the use of it for the next 20-30 years will mean that money will not be spent developing renewables. The potential damage to our water both above and below ground is real but is ignored. I am writing a blog as I learn more about coal seam gas extraction at http://www.puttygasbag.blogspot.com. If you can help in this campaign I would be very grateful.
    Kathy McKenzie

  5. Rich Simpson says:

    There is not a single other sane and articulate person writing in this country as well as you. This or any other country. Thanks for lightening up my life


  6. Nick Maslen says:

    Love your work. Laughed so hard reading your Carbon Tax piece I nearly forgot all the frustration caused by people I meet every day going “What about this bloody carbon tax then?” Look forward to more of your musings.

  7. Soozee says:

    What do you call that sound you hear in movies when some kind of heavenly connection has just been made? It’s like a choral “Ta-daaaa” sound which heralds a post-portent state of being, and is usually accompanied by some brightening of the lights behind a cloudscape. (You know the one) Well that’s how I feel upon finding your blog.

    I now intend to stalk you via every form of media I can using my limited but rapidly improving knowledge of -what are those darn things called again- “social media thingies”. If I beleived in God I’d say “thank God I found you” but I don’t, so I’ll say “thank FUCK I found you” and settle in to enjoying some more of your brilliant rants. Go Geoff! Bravo!!

  8. ian thomson says:

    Wow cool site from another person on the planet disgusted with all the Corporate BS being fed to us like we’re geese for pate! There are alternatives to almost everything that plagues us, but they get buried by the vested interests who are staus quo, no matter what. Keep on keeping on!

  9. edwarddebozo says:

    Hey Geoff
    Reagrding the use of ‘cunt’ have a look at ‘what are you staring at?’ on Youtube under the name ‘massivedonsmith’
    like your writing
    don smith
    aka edward de bozo

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