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A program dedicated to the eclectic world of poetry and performance. Guests are contemporary poets who read and discuss their works.

Spoken Word Santo Cazzati, Di Cousens, George O'Hara, Brendan Bonsack and Carmen Main.

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A program dedicated to the eclectic world of poetry and performance. Guests are contemporary poets who read and discuss their works.

    Spoken Word - Jamali Bowden

    Spoken Word - Jamali Bowden

    Bar Oussou favourite regular, Jamali Bowden, is our guest this week, with poetry and commentary on freedom and sovereignty, police abolition, the democratisation of education, ways of viewing history, and the toppling of statues as a form of protest. We also play an archival performance by US poet, Sonia Sanchez.

    Spoken Word - Blak Lives Matter Rally (6 June 2020)

    Spoken Word - Blak Lives Matter Rally (6 June 2020)

    This program contains various speeches from the protest organised in Naarm/Melbourne on the 6th June 2020, in memory of George Floyd's death at the hands of police in the USA, and the over 432 deaths of Aboriginal people in police custody in Australia since 1991. It also features spoken word and music performances by various local artists. In order of appearance:LaniyukMeriki OnusJustin Grant / JungaraiArij Maxine Beneba ClarkeDbloodDr Ron Baird AllaraTed WilkesSupport Aboriginal People in Victoria through the grassroots Pay the Rent initiative. 

    Peter Bakowski's Wardrobe of Selves

    Peter Bakowski's Wardrobe of Selves

    Peter Bakowski talks about his new books, Elsewhere Variations with Ken Bolton and Wardrobe of Selves. Interviewed by Di Cousens.

    Spoken Word - Littlefoot and Company

    Spoken Word - Littlefoot and Company

    In this episode, we talk with sibling duo, Eden and Josh Carell, who run Littlefoot and Company, an art therapy and spoken word project in the City of Casey.The Open Mic nights attract a broad range of ages and demographics featuring a blend of professional spoken artists as well as local newcomers to the art form. These events have also allowed the siblings to run a weekly art space led by Eden who is a qualified art therapist as well as running free community events for the city.We chat to Eden and Josh about how their vision for Littlefoot has grown, the bonds forged through sharing stories, and the impact that COVID-19 has had on the arts and the lives of young people.

    Emily Zoe Baker and the Long Poem

    Emily Zoe Baker and the Long Poem

    Poet and teacher Emily Zoe Baker reveals the long poem. Interviewed by Di Cousens.(Note - due to an administrative error a different program has previously been uploaded to this podcast date.)

    Spoken Word - Santo Cazzati

    Spoken Word - Santo Cazzati

    Santo Cazzati and guests live from COVID lockdown!

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