Tug Dumbly

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Poet and satirist Tug Dumbly has performed his poems, songs and monologues on national radio (as a regular on both Triple J, and the ABC Local Network), and in schools, venues and festivals, both in Australia and abroad. He founded and ran a couple of long-lived and loved Sydney poetry nights, including the legendary Bardflys, at Glebe’s Friend in Hand Hotel. He has released two spoken word CDs through the ABC – Junk Culture Lullabies and Idiom Savant – once won the Spirit of Woodford storytelling award, twice won the Banjo Paterson Prize for comic verse, and three times won the Nimbin World Performance Poetry Cup, most recently in 2017. His work has appeared in Veranda, Offset, Blue Pepper, 4W, Shortfuse (a global anthology of Fusion Poetry), the Neighbourhood Paper and Canberra Times. His first collection of poems, Son Songs, came out through Flying Islands Press in December 2018.