Raphael Kabo

performance poetry · quiet poetry · fiction

Personal Ramble

I am a performer, writer, and reader of poetry, an author of short stories, a traveller, a wordsmith, a slam poet, a web designer and itinerant coder, a collector of mental paraphernalia, a maker of zines, an incubator of brain eggs, a very good cook, a rubbish actor, a passable playwright, a writer of love letters to cities, an excellent editor, and an ardent believer in the power of Shakespeare to cure all ills.

I have lived in Australia for twenty-two years and in the UK for one, and am in Canberra in 2015.

Slam Poetry

Some of my slam poems are on YouTube and Soundcloud:
The Butterfly Poem
The Night They Set Canberra On Fire
Baba Yaga

Poetry & Fiction

You can read my words on my Tumblr .

In 2015, I am writing a poem a week.

A microfiction piece, Fur Alina, was published in Meniscus Journal.

My poem 'Changeling' has been published in The Stars Like Sand: Australian Speculative Poetry, available on Amazon.

A couple of my microfiction pieces have been published in Flashers: Labyrinth and The Band That Played Forever.

My short stories Arabeth and Snow have been published in Chalk Path Books' anthologies - read an extract from Arabeth here.

Brain Eggs & Paraphernalia

  • I edit and design Prowlings, a tiny, print-it-yourself journal of microfiction and poetry.
  • Boullion is a beautifully simple flat-file blogging engine which I will get to finishing one day.
  • I once built a database of my home library.

Upcoming events

  • Nothing on in the next while.


  • Personal Tumblr (lowercasename)
  • Writing Tumblr (asmyths)
  • Twitter (@lowercasename)
  • Goodreads (lowercasename)
  • last.fm (raphaelkabo)