August 11, 2017 Viki Mealings

Viki Mealings made this programme with 3CR Spoken Word presenter Santo Cazzati shortly after releasing her first book of poetry, 'Delivery'. Viki describes herself as 'quiet, humble and unremarkable'. Be that as it may, her poetry is most remarkable in its power, expressiveness and leanings towards social justice. She deals with the urban realities of Melbourne's outer suburbs, racism, the humiliation women feel when trying on 'standard' sized clothing in department stores. Highlights of the programme are her renditions of her extraordinarily intense poems Dissonant Blues and Misplaced. The programme also includes Santo's tribute poem to Brazilian bossa nova - a shared interest with Viki.