• Breaking news!: Interval is a finalist in the prestigious Melbourne Prize for Best Writing Award: You can vote for Interval in the Civic Choice award for the finalists: Best of luck to all the finalists!

  • I will be co-judging this year's Australian Book Review Peter Porter Prize with Paul Kane (Antipodes, Mildura Writers Festival) and John Hawke (Australian Book Review Poetry Editor).

  • My review of David Malouf’s An Open Book (UQP) is forthcoming in the Australian Book Review.

  • My review of Judith Beveridge's Sun Music: New and Selected Poems is now out in the September 2018 issue of Australian Book Review.

  • A new poem, ‘Recital’, is forthcoming in the November issue of the Australian Book Review.

  • Listen to an interview with me about Interval, recently conducted by Di Cousens at Melbourne's 3CR radio:

  • My essay, "O Brave New World That Has Such Data In't (Love and Self-Understanding in an Algorithmic Age)" was long-listed for the 2018 ABR Calibre prize. A revised version of this essay can be read online in PN Review 242 (

  • A new poem, "Tact", was published in the most recent issue of Cordite (86):

  • My review of Philip Mead's Zanzibar Light is in the June/July issue of the Australian Book Review:

  • My review of Phillip Hall's Fume is forthcoming in Cordite.

  • An abstract titled "Lyric Poetry: Resonance and Attunement" has been accepted for full paper submission for Axon: Capsule 3: Inhabiting Language, to appear in early 2019.

Saturday, August 18, 2018, 2 - 4pm
Poetry workshop with Judith for Poets@Watsonia at Hatch Contemporary Arts Space, Ivanhoe (

Sunday, July 15, 2018, 5 for 5.30pm
Reading from Interval at Sporting Poets @ Compass Pizza, 319 Lygon Street, Brunswick East.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 7pm ($10 entry)
Reading from Interval at Poets @ Watsonia, Watsonia Library.

Monday, April 9, 2018, 6.30pm (free entry, register online)
In conversation with Felicity Plunkett and Eileen Chong at the Better Read than Dead bookstore (Newtown)  ( Note: despite the url, this is a conversation, not a launch event.

Wednesday March 28, 2018. 6.30pm.
Launch of Interval by Chris Wallace-Crabbe at Readings bookshop, Carlton.

RECENT Publications

  • "The Poetic in the Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver", essay, in Island 151 (October 2017).

  • "Aubade", poem, in Island 151 (October 2017).

  • My review of Jan Owen's translation of selected poems from Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal is online in Mascara Literary Review in English: and in Recours au poème in French (translation by Marilyne Bertoncini):

Art Works inspired by Judith's poems

Mansour Hosseini (Sweden/Iran)

"Reading the Greek Myths", work for mezzo, voice (recitation), saxophone, piano (7'), performed on 13 June, 2015 at the Festival franco-anglais de la poésie in Paris: Composer's website:

Jurga Zabukaite (Lithuania)
"Reading the Greek Myths", performed on 9 June, 2015 at the Festival franco-anglais de la poésie in Paris. Artist information:


Christine Dabadie-Fabreuguette (France) -- Calligraphies inspired by "Mother to Child" and other poems:

Ghislaine Escande (France) -- Artwork integrating a section of "Control" in English and French translation, included in artworks prepared for the Festival International de la Géographie in St Dié, 2017.

Michel Madore (France) -- ink painting inspired by a poem "The Word-Poem" published in La Traductière, 2013: