Jennifer Compton performs ‘Love is not Love’ at The 2017 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize, at The Wheeler Centre, December 1, 2017.

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Jennifer Compton lives in Carrum out on the Frankston line. She is a poet and playwright who also writes prose. Her stage play, The Goose In The Bottle, was short listed for the Lysicrates Prize last year and Verity La published a piece about Koo Wee Rup called Famous For Asparagus. When it comes to the poetry side of things she likes to have it every which way. She very much likes winning the Newcastle Poetry Prize and being given the big cheque. And she also very much likes the hurly burly of the open mic. A new book of poetry (working title Next) is a third of the way there, and several stage plays are being intermittently recalcitrant.

Benjamin Solah