Eltham Courthouse Final Reading (part 1)
June 22, 2019
A recording of the last ever Eltham Courthouse Poetry Readings on 20th June 2019, with open mic readers, and featuring Jennifer Harrison, Kevin Brophy, Brendan Bonsack, Felix Nobis and Meaghan Bell. Convened by Helen Lucas.
Note that this recording contains course language.
Christine Burrows on Spoken Word
November 15, 2018
So back in April 2018 Christine Burrows was kind enough to be my guest on Spoken Word. Here is the podcast - very very late, but oh so worth your time. Think awesome poems, and excellent tunes.
Christine Burrows is a Melbourne poet, originally from New Zealand. She has appears in many Australian and New Zealand anthologies and literary journals. Her work explores themes of grief, trauma, place, dislocation, social and environmental justice. Melbourne's poetry open mics are her current spiritual home- poetry keeps her going.
Rowan White on Spoken Word
November 15, 2018
Tune in to hear Rowan White in conversation with Spoken Word host Carmen Main.
Discussion and poetics ensue, focusing on expression and emotion in poetry, the political and personal, exploring privilege in art and life and the line between consumerism and letting go.
Rowan White is a Melbourne Spoken Word committee member, a Slamalamadingdong crew member and a 'Door Puppy' at Mother Tongue, as well as a Spoken Word Artist and poet in his own right. He has published a poetry collection titled "Headwind and other poems" (2015).
September 22, 2018
Loran Steinberg is featured in a regrettably rare extended set of her poetry. In it, she reveals herself to be a sensitive and quirky poet of highly diverse means. There are long stream of consciousness episodes, short biting word quips, and other stuff in between. Ela and Santo put her under scrutiny in their interview. Loran comes out of it all gliding confidently, talking not only about her writing and performing, but also the developing and exciting new poetry scene in Footscray.