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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Spoken Word - Jocelyn Deane

January 22, 2018

Jocelyn Deane and Carmen Main, in coversation regarding all things poetic.

BIO
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
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Santo Cazzati : Suite For An Angel

January 16, 2018

As broadcast by the Spoken Word programme on Community Radio 3CR.

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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.

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Nadia Rhook - Spoken Word

January 10, 2018

The many-talented Nadia Rhook is our guest poet this week, sharing some of her poems, local history and world travel tales.

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Santo Cazzati : Collected Smirks (Vol 1)

January 9, 2018

Originally released as Issue 3 of Melbourne Spoken Word's audio journal Audacious in 2016.

 

CONTENTS :-

 

1. Capital

2. Latin Formalism

3. Interludes

4. A Soulful House

5. Dawnings

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Santo Cazzati : The Voiceprints Recordings, 2009-15

January 9, 2018

1. Asylum

2. Bulerias

3. Swooning Swirling Swerving Swelling

4. Bulgarian Rhythms

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