The Reverend Hellfire
The Reverend Hellfire is a practicing performance poet
the President of the KURILPA INSTITUTE OF CREATIVITY Inc.,
and an ordained Minister of both the Church of Spiritual Humanists
AND the Church of the Universe.
Located on the furthest rim of Western Civilisation’
Australia in its isolation is renowned for producing weird, divergent,
evolutionary freaks like the platypus, the echidna and others.
Now the Australian Poetry scene has thrown up its own obscure mutation,
the Reverend Hellfire no less,
poet, performer, satirist, social activist & prophet.
Renowned for his fiery sermons and breast-beating screeds,
the Reverend Hellfire started life hatched in the city larval tanks.
Evolving past gills and fins he emerged onto dry land, returning to the riverbanks
once a month to spawn. Acquiring the power of speech he soon
became a force in the Brisbane poetry scene.
Now like the Ancient Mariner of Yore
he stoppeth one of three, manifesting at Weddings, Poetry readings, Anything.
Speaking in Tongues and Teeth, the Reverend serves as a humble vessel
through which the Great Poetic Forces may manifest.
There are many voices crying out in the Wilderness, to be sure,
and the Reverend Hellfire hears them all!
A Writer of Note, a Performer of Passion,
a Satirist to be feared!
Unbelievers beware! You WILL feel the Power of Poetry!
For further analysis of the Reverend’s struggle with his Identity, check out..
The Reverend is available to perform at Poetry Readings, Festivals, Libraries, Schools,
Weddings, Funerals, Clubs, Pubs, Coffee shops, and Doofs, on radio, Television and the Internet.
He also is available
to conduct work-shops on Performance Poetry
To contact the Reverend Hellfire write to
The Reverend can also be contacted thru the Kurilpa Poets at
Reverend Hellfire can generally be seen on the last Sunday afternoon of each month
when he conducts the Kurilpa Poets‘ monthly “Word Happening” at
the Olde Croquet Club,
91 Cordelia Street, West End, Brisbane
In the shade of the Sacred Trees of Historic Musgrave Park