I’m Geoff Lemon, born and residing in Melbourne though I’ve lived in other countries in between. Freelance writer on politics, sport, music, travelling, history and books. Or pretty much anything interesting that comes up. If you need something, drop me a line.
I write a lot on sport for the Guardian, The Roar, Wisden India, All Out Cricket. Political comment has been for The Drum, Crikey, The Punch and this website, which started out as a personal and travel blog but got bent along the way. Also written for The Sunday Age, The Monthly, The Book Show, ABC Cricket Magazine, PAN Magazine, The King’s Tribune, the EWF Reader, and cetera.
I’m editor of Going Down Swinging, an apolitical Australian lit journal / record label / event producer / online publisher in its fourth decade. We make really nice print anthologies, do digital multimedia stuff, release spoken word albums, commission live work and put on sweet shows and parties. I’m also Contributing Editor at The Roar. Previous editing gigs included Voiceworks, Harvest and freelance manuscript work.
I write and perform poetry / spoken word, including the book Sunblind. Apparently people hate poems but you might like these, some even have jokes. Email to find it. I’ve done shows around Australia and overseas for years, including supports for sweet bands like TZU and Joelistics, and ran a show called Wordplay for three years, recorded at Wordplay.org.au. Written work is in Best Australian Stories, HEAT, Griffith Review, Island, Etchings, Famous Reporter, Thank God We Died Together, and others.
I co-directed the 2012 National Young Writers Festival, and have done plenty of hosting events, lectures, panels and public speaking at universities, standalone shows, workshops and festivals. These include the Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Byron Bay and Ubud writers festivals. My other books are The Sturgeon General Recommends (e-book), and the novel Willow Pattern, written with collaborators including Nick Earls, Steven Amsterdam and Krissy Kneen.
Get in touch any time. Collaborative ideas are more useful than random abuse. I won’t fool any spambots with heathenscripture at gmail followed by a dot com.