Michael Reynolds in conversation with Carmen Main- discussing all things poetry, photography and live music.

Michael reads poetry from his collection "Upon finding a chair in the forest", as well as some of his favourite poems by other Australian poets. Michael shares his uniquely generous and warm style of performance, as well as discussing how he became a pivotal part of the Melbourne Poetry community.

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Waffle Irongirl

September 29, 2017

Carmen Main introduces her guest Waffle Irongirl. A conversation on poetry, snacks and Barnsey. This podcast contains ramen.

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Brendan Bonsack

September 17, 2017

Brendan Bonsack, joining the team at 3CR Spoken Word. We hear him here reading his own poetry and conversing with long time presenter of the programme Santo Cazzati.

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3CR Spoken Word : first live radiothon broadcast, 2009

September 12, 2017

The four original presenters are all heard on this recording : Rhonda Jankovic, Santo Cazzati, Peter Goodyear and Gerard Watkins. An insight into how community broadcasters raise money to stay on air in a world dominated by corporate media.

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The History of the Limerick

September 8, 2017

Peter Goodyear, one of the founders of the Spoken Word programme on 3CR, presents a whirlwing tour through the history of the limerick.

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Featuring Peter Davis

September 1, 2017

A special programme in which Santo Cazzati features long time 3CR stalwart Peter Davis, whose connection to the station goes back to 1993. Peter reads from his book Cravings For A Spectacular Sun and talks about a very wide range of topics, including : working 44 hours a week as a bus driver to fund his first poetry book; rare descriptions of sex-on-site venues and their etiquette; busking with his flute at Footscray Station; the local life of Fitzroy; and his poetry teacher, the revered Ania Walwicz.

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Jon Garrett and the Spinning Room

August 29, 2017

Spoken Word presenter Santo is joined by Jon Garrett, who founded the legendary poetry gig Spinning Room in London before successfully transferring it to Melbourne, where it had a long run of memorable weekly events. Quite a feat to keep a gig running every week! And we hear Jon talking about the many characters who attended over 15 years. We also hear Jon's own poetry, in which he reveals very wide influences - quite eclectic really. A highlight is his tongue-in-cheek self-declaration as a poet, 'Work In Progress'.

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Spoken Word - Helchild LIVE in the studio

August 29, 2017

This week we have Helen Child LIVE in the studio with a few surprise guests (hint: there is mention of onion and some explaining... as well as a dead, headless rat)

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Spoken Word - Found and Sound Poetry in Footscray

August 27, 2017

This show was recorded live after one of the 5 shows in Footscray. Featuring Steve Smart, Loran Steinberg and Jez PA Speelman.

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Yvette Stubbs

August 18, 2017

Yvette Stubbs calls upon her long experience in Melbourne's artistic life to display her crazy, verbally colourful and colourfully expressive humour and irony in this programme with Santo Cazzati. We hear her signature poem, Ode to a Breast, as well as a startlingly beautiful, poetic and erotic description of a gruesome medical procedure. On a more serious note, we hear some of Yvette's bushfire poetry. As the programme was made soon after the death of 3CR Spoken Word's founder, Rhonda Jankovic, in 2012, Santo gave an obituary to the much respected Rhonda at the start of the programme.

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