Biography of Pete Dowe
Pete Dowe is a Melbourne Poet. Most of his poems were edited by Martin Downey (1958-2009) a poet of excellence whose gifts of words and nurture to aspiring writers will be sadly missed.
Pete was a Radio political journalist, and also a lyricist.
Pete enjoyed being a ‘newshound’, however he was a ‘frustrated creative writer’.
He studied Screenwriting, Playwriting and Literature at Holmesglen Tafe in Melbourne.
Dowe enjoyed study and has since done numerous screenwriting short courses.
He then performed stand-up comedy, but was a bit too confined by the need to ‘go for the gag’.
Later Pete studied poetry with Aileen Kelly and enjoyed writing verse form again.
As of 8/1/04 his poetry had featured at Passionate Tongues, Lentil as Anything cafe, Spinning Room, Northcote Town Hall, Boroondara Soiree, Able Fishing and Charters, and for the Melbourne Poet’s Union.
Up to Jan.‘04 his poetry had been published in editions of: Muse Apprentice Guild (USA) , Squidink, Love and Fear Anthology, Mod Piece, The Mozzie, Thylazine, Volition, Positive Words, Melbourne Poets’ Union Anthology, Ch.31 Red Lobster, Radio 3CR, Edge FM, and the Poetry for Peace CD.
Dowe’s poetry includes anti-war poems, and he has read at anti-war (poetry) rallies.
Pete’s poetry is sometimes humorous, reflecting his dry, wry, ironic, bent.
His first chapbook entitled Intimacy is Risk Management (edited by Martin Downey) was launched at Passionate Tongues in Melbourne on May 17th 2004.
Pete also released a live poetry CD: Pete Dowe Live @ Passionate Tongues.
His second collection of poetry is titled When The Girl Says Yes (release pending)
Pete is also Lead Vocalist of The Lying Rodents.
Pete Dowe's Works:
Intimacy is Risk Management 2004 (edited by Martin Downey)
- Birth of an Attention Seeker
- An Abandoned Love Letter
- Hubris of the Agnostic
- Coming Out, Going Home (for gay and lesb...
- Writer, the
- Old Bags (a poem about Mum)
- Ladies Man is Relationship Boy in Disgui...
- Cane for the Driveway
- My First Crush
- Policy (a cynical political poem)
- Diving Off Teddy Whitten's Shoulders
An Abandoned Love Letter
(with apologies to Mills and Boon)
i guess i gave you up for a few hours just because i am so happy, and you
are almost too good to be true, but i am hungry for you like the wolf and you
have bewitched this man with your powers of attraction and now i chase you
and you try to run but i am too strong and fast and i have cornered you and