January 19, 2016 Jessica Alice

Santo Cazzati presents Jessica Alice in this episode, one of her early recordings, made just before she began her stint as a regular presenter of the programme. She has gone on to many major achievements since, in academia, festivals, editing, publishing, feminist theory. Described as 'a bitter and lusty poetess from old grey Melbourne Town who could be found wherever there is a bar and not necessarily a mic', we hear how she got into writing as a teenager. She also discusses the 'madonna/whore dichotomy' of gender politics. She reads her poetry with her distinctive expression and subtle rhythm, seething but constrained.