The remarkable Hunch (aka Daymon Greulich) performs a spectacular set of spoken utterance. He analyses himself, his inner psyche, the world around him, and anything else that might get in the way, at a rate of knots. Just when you thought it couldn't get any faster, he ups the beats per minute to a breathtaking tempo. Norman Gunston on speed. Between pieces, he catches his breath to answer questions from 3CR Spoken Word presenters Ela Fornalska and Santo Cazzati.
Jay J Larkin
Santo Cazzati presents Jay J Larkin, convenor of the gig Ms Millies, held monthly at Afro Hub in North Carlton. She talks about what motivated her to start this gig and about her interest in poetry in general. We hear substantial pieces by her covering issues of gender, sexuality and race, written and delivered in a pointed and incisive style.
On this programme from the early 2010s, Paulie (aka Paul Daniele), far left revolutionary anarchist, performance poet and grassroots philosopher, is featured as guest of fellow far left Italian Australian Santo Cazzati. We hear a round-the-world travel poem from a left wing perspective; a touching snapshot of High Street, Northcote; an Invasion Day diatribe; and even a love poem - complete with a soupy Neapolitan love song from yesteryear. The highlight of the programme is the performance of the ode to working class drudgery 'Pick, Pack, Break Your Back'.
Xtine Burrows LIVE @ the Night Heron
Janet Jackson from Perth
Recording of a programme from 2009 in which we hear Janet Jackson, who was visiting Melbourne from Perth. She talks about the page/stage dichotomy in poetry, about the inspiration and the form of her poetry, about the poetry scene in her home city, and reads a generous chunk of her work.
Robert Zocchi interviews Santo Cazzati
Santo Cazzati : All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
Mary Stone on Spoken Word
Tune in to this podcast on Podbean to hear Mary Stone share her poetry in discussion with Carmen Main.
Mary Stone is a poet, singer, song-writer, artist & librarian.
She has featured as a spoken word performer in & around Melbourne, including: West Word, House of Bricks, Chamber Poets, Red Lobster & several cafes, galleries & bars. Some of her poetry has also been included as part of broader art installations & exhibitions.
Mary's work is inclusive of several poetic styles from: free form to haiku / senryu & has been published in anthologies. She is currently working on a manuscript for her first chapbook to be published soon [early 2018].
Mary has also been a writer and editor for: "PASH Capsule: an online magazine about love & provocations".
Mary has received several awards for her work - the latest being Highly Commended for the "Words in Winter Contemporary Poetry Competition - 2017".
She is also the lead singer for: "Ill Gotten Booty" - a ratbag of roister-doisters whose songs are often a mix of Celtic, American Gothic & Folky flavours.
You can find Mary performing & making a general nuisance of herself mostly within the inner Melbs poetry & dive-bar communities.
Spoken Word - Jocelyn Deane
Jocelyn Deane and Carmen Main, in coversation regarding all things poetic.
Jocelyn Deane was born in London, 1993, before moving to Australia in 2001. They were awarded the 2013 457 visa prize for poetry, as well as being shortlisted for the 2015 Marsden and Hachette prize. They’ve been published in Voiceworks, Australian Poetry and Seizure magazine, among other places. They currently work as a freelance web-designer, tutor and translator and are studying at the University of Melbourne.