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'.
Janet Jackson from Perth
March 6, 2018
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
March 1, 2018
Guest presenter Robert Zocchi, former concert pianist and now full time professional radio star, mucks it at community radio 3CR to give the Spoken Word programme a bit of class by interviewing megastar underground grassroots performance poet Santo Cazzati.
Santo Cazzati : All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
February 13, 2018
Radio version of Santo Cazzati's one man spoken word opera set in Northcote Plaza. There are five characters, four male and one female, all played by Santo.
Mary Stone on Spoken Word
January 31, 2018
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
January 22, 2018
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.
Santo Cazzati : Suite For An Angel
January 16, 2018
As broadcast by the Spoken Word programme on Community Radio 3CR.
Kim Jeffs - Spoken Word
January 10, 2018
Bushfires, gardening, masculinity and family violence, dementia and loneliness, being a mother, being a doctor, celestial bodies, love, religion, football, and more!
Kim Jeffs is our guest this week, sharing her work and discussing how poetry has helped change her outlook on life.