“I’m Not A Racist But” is nothing you’d expect to read from a church minister but everything you’ve ever wanted one to say. Addressing politics, sex and religion with thought-provoking humour, this unorthodox collection makes no apologies for its audacious, controversial and challenging poems. Be prepared for your religious stereotypes to be smashed wide open in the most refreshing of ways. Jason is, without a doubt, the Australian Pete Holmes.” – Kathy Parker, writer, poet, author.
An irreverent (or is that Reverend) take on a whole swag of sacred cows. Great toilet reading, or in any other location where there’s space for a belly laugh. A clever and witty use of comedy to raise some serious issues. What a little gem.”– Tim Cadman, author.
“In these weird times, we need thinkers and communicators like Jason, more than ever.” – Jen.
“The NSW Slam Poetry final was good. But Jason was really good.” – Emma.
“Witty, inspirational, even educational. Jason delves into those parts of the shared human experience that are so often hidden and taboo… He goes straight to the heart of it, bursting it open, and dissecting it one bloody piece at a time. He’s a truth teller, a stater of the bleeding obvious… and perhaps one of the few of us who has the gumption to do it!” – Rachel Collis, songwriter, performer.
“The first time I heard Jason speak he spoke truth, truth that I might not want to hear. I also heard weirdness and rabbit holes and language that I could not let my mother hear. These poems remind me of those times – of curiosity, revelation, compassion and downright surprise – enjoy!” – Michelle.
“The epitome of rhyme and reason, with a generous side of humour… capable of making you feel a childish giddiness – even with tough adult subjects you wouldn’t typically think you could… the balance between shamelessness and tenderness takes a little while to believe. Yet the laugh or catharsis (or both) that it provides is instant… the collection feels holistic and demonstrates textual integrity as each poem flows into the next and has a conversation with the other about climate change, Christianity, racism, sex and more. I’m not a Racist is a load of shit, but as this book will soon teach you – what a relief that is!” – Defne, WestSide Poetry Slam.
“Igniting flashes of wakefulness through a lively, poetic commentary on the subtleties of life… courageously open, deliciously challenging and crafted from a vast space of deep compassion.” – Lisa Brown, psychologist & environmental activist.
“… an invitation to eavesdrop on the creative process and whirring mind of a slam poet preacher who cares deeply about testing the faith of his audience without giving a fuck about their sensibilities.” Damien Becker, performance poet
“… reveals the slam poet’s arsenal (with the emphasis on arse). Sarah Temporal, performance poet and educator
“… poking at every taboo with a curious balance of frivolity and utmost respect. I don’t quite know how he does it, but the way he wears a privileged context with an almost crude boldness while still managing to be culturally sensitive is astounding. He is a provocative voice in the poetic and religious community, and a flavour that I’m very happy exists.” Hunter Wynn, performance poet