In the lead up to the launch of her debut collection, ColourBlind, MSW’s Amanda Anastasi interviews Sharifa Tartoussi on going to the Australian poetry slam, loving her culture and examining […]
Author: Amanda Anastasi
Amanda Anastasi’s poetry has been published in magazines and anthologies both locally and overseas. Amanda’s first collection 2012 and other poems was named in Ali Alizadeh’s ‘Top Ten Poetic Works of 2012’ in Overland Literary Journal. She also co-wrote Loop City, with Steve Smart and NZ composer Yvette Audain, produced by MSO’s Sarah Curro.
Amanda won the 2010 and 2011 Williamstown Literary Festival’s Ada Cambridge Poetry Prize. She has since been a judge for both the Ada Cambridge Poetry Prize and the Right Now Human Rights Poetry Prize. She has performed in many spoken word events and festivals in Melbourne.
The Last Word with Scott Wings
Scott Wings talks to Amanda Anastasi about his Melbourne Comedy Festival show Colossi. In Colossi, you draw on myth and fairytale, as well as a sense of play, to explore […]
(Alternate Title: Part Two of the MSW article A Guide To Behaving Poetically Correct, in case you clicked on it but didn’t actually read it.) The poetry gig convener is […]
The Last Word: Nathan Curnow
Nathan Curnow talks to Amanda Anastasi about The Right Wrong Notes. In That Afternoon Room, you are “still the boy turning the handle” and “still the boy waiting quietly”. What […]
The Last Word with Jennifer Compton
Amanda Anastasi talks to Jennifer Compton about Now You Shall Know. This collection contains observations about family and the various people you have encountered. There is the woman at Flinders […]
The Last Word with Matt Hetherington
Matt Hetherington talks to Amanda Anastasi about For Instance: a haiku & senryu collection. Many consider a three line poem with any reference to human life to be traditionally a […]