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.