Santo Cazzati in lockdown madness, July 2020. With virtual guest Mary Chydiriotis.

More Episodes

Spoken Word - Phu Linh Tran

November 12, 2019

Phu Linh Tran's new chapbook, Adventures in P-Minor, is featured in this programme, presented by Santo Cazzati. Linh addresses a range of issues - belief in a higher being, body fascism, ethnicity, jazz, and the mechanics of writing and performing poetry - in a striking, direct and witty style.

Spoken Word - Lady Longdrop

October 27, 2019

George O'Hara speaks with Lady Longdrop about her Melbourne Fringe Show, Yay for Cane Toads!

Edward Caruso

August 30, 2019

Santo Cazzati introduces his guest, fellow Italian Australian, Edward Caruso. Eddie has recently released a beautifully presented book of poetry and photography pertaining to his experiences in Argentina and Chile. He has a left political perspective on events there, reflected for certain in his poetry. There is, however, also very beautiful artistic and humanistic expression in his writing. A highlight of the programme is his tribute to Pablo Neruda, which follows Santo's reading of an actual poem by the great Chilean poet.

Eltham Courthouse Final Readings (part 2)

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.

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.

David Stavanger Interview

March 28, 2019

David Stavanger phone interview

Jeltje Fanoy and Paul Skec live at the Night Heron

January 23, 2019

Jeltje Fanoy and Paul Skec live at the Night Heron

Ken Smeaton with Di and Santo

January 15, 2019

Ken Smeaton with Di and Santo

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.