Santo Cazzati : Collected Smirks Vol 2
Cam Black and The Dan Poets
Former convenor of The Dan Poets, Cam Black, recorded in 2009, reminisces on the first 15 years' history of the gig which started in 1994 and continues every Saturday to the present (2017). He gives a snapshot of a typical afternoon at The Dan O'Connell Hotel in Carlton. We also hear a chunk of his own tight observational poetry, including a tribute to the then recently deceased character of Melbourne poetry, Shelton Lea.
Michael Reynolds Encore!
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.
3CR Spoken Word : first live radiothon broadcast, 2009
The History of the Limerick
Featuring Peter Davis
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.
Jon Garrett and the Spinning Room
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'.