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Loran Live First Set

May 7, 2021

Revolutionary Socialist Poetry

March 15, 2021

Santo Cazzati presents revolutionary socialist poetry.

Viki Mealings

December 29, 2020

Santo Cazzati invites poet/singer/songwriter of Brittle Sun, Viki Mealings back to 3CR Spoken Word for a programme with a social justice slant. Viki is a gritty, honest artist who will not cover over difficult issues with saccharine and fake optimism. And yet, her poetry is indeed cause for optimism precisely because it is real and can thus show the way forward. Viki covers a wide range of subjects. A highlight of the programme is her singing her tribute to Bobby Sands, the IRA hunger striker.


Santo Cazzati

October 27, 2020

Seeing Red, half an hour of anti-capitalist agitation, mere propaganda, eminently unmarketable content, vulgar insults - and even some bewdyfull poetry - prepared and presented by Santo Cazzati.

Bennie Solah on 3CR

August 26, 2020

Virus Lockdown Madness 2.0

July 9, 2020

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

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.