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The Creativity of Ordinary People: Interview with Tim Evans

You are part of the team that Slamalamadingdong is sending to US to compete in the National Poetry Slam. What excites you the most about competing in Chicago? I’m immensely […]

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Beauty that Happens in the Pause: Interview with Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson and her infant daughter graciously hosted me for this interview. Over tea and cake, we had a wide-ranging conversation about spoken word and its revolutionary potential. One of […]

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The Work of Curiosity: Interview with Peter Bakowski

Your most recent collection, ‘The Courage Season,’ opens with ‘Portrait of a teenage boy wandering the CBD, Melbourne.’ In it, you are observing a young man navigating the city and […]

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You Can’t Escape Grief: Interview with Magan Magan

It’s a grizzly Melbourne morning. You know the sort – neither convincingly rainy nor dry… the kind of weather that merely dampens concrete and irritates pigeons. I’m sitting at a […]

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Unlearning: Interview with wāni

Amanda Anastasi speaks to Sapologie curator, Green Room Award winner, and Slamalamadingdong Grand Slam Champion, wāni. How and where did you first discover spoken word? Through a collective I found […]

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Nice To Know We Are Alive: Interview with Alan Pentland

The elegant Alan Pentland meets me at the Melbourne Bar, “Workshop”, to talk about the MSW poetry prize, comedy and the meaning of spoken word. Right after this interview, he […]