In addition to performing actively as a solo poet, Betsy is involved in a range of solo and collaborative projects, including:
The Belles of Hell is a collaboration between Betsy Turcot and Eleanor Jackson. They work together to write poetic plays, dialogues and conversations. The Belles of Hell have performed at festivals including the Queensland Poetry, Woodford Folk, Melbourne Overload and Anywhere Theater. As a part of The Belles, Betsy has co-authored:
She Stole My Every Rock And Roll tosses aside conventions of gender, to trade poems that are part elegy to cliché, part cumulative tale, part SMS shout out and part call to arms, embracing the only convention of the genre that holds true – that we are all looking for love.
Chosen Family is a companion poetry play to She Stole My Every Rock and Roll. Set in a post-modern family, this poetic dialogue extends the classic children’s story question, “Are you my mother?” to embrace all kinds of family.
Shave and a Haircut asks the the hard questions about life, love, identity, sexuality and how to get the proverbial two bits.
For more detail on these projects, check out their website folio.