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Pete Dowe

(1958 / Melbourne, Australia)

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) Updates

Reading Braille

A slim woman in denim jacket and skirt
light brown hair, with blonde streaks and lippy
wearing a frown, aloof,
mysterious, not looking ahead
finds a cool outside table.
She ignores with a chill,
the only company worthy, is a
cinnamon sprinkled latte.
An obese woman, one corner

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