Through interviews with innovative and culturally diverse poets, to examine how the most original writers create and reinvigorate their craft, we may be able identify transferable skills to help other poets improve their writing.
Podcast: Alison Whittaker’s process
Hello poets and readers, “The logics of law and poetry boil meaning and power down to their barest components.” We’re delighted to be able to bring you an interview with Alison Whittaker, a Gomeroi poet and author of the collections Lemons in the Chicken Wire and Blakwork, shortlisted in the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for…Read more →
Podcast: Merlinda Bobis’ process
Poetry – “Most of the time, it’s an accident of composition.” Hello poets and readers, We’re delighted to be able to bring you an interview with Filipino-Australian poet Merlinda Bobis. Bobis’ assertion that the writing of poetry is accidental is reflected in the title of her most recent collection Accidents of Composition (2017). Her poetry…Read more →
Christian Bök’s 10 rules for writing lyric poetry
Hello poets and readers, In our recent podcast with experimental poet Christian Bök, we mentioned his 10 rules for writing lyric poetry, and hinted that we might be able to return to this topic at a later date. In this additional podcast, Christian talks us through his ten rules. This guide, highly useful for new…Read more →
Podcast: Christian Bök’s process
I conduct experiments through language. Christian Bök Poetry in Process podcast, July 2019 Hello poets and readers, We’re delighted to be able to bring you our second podcast, with experimental poet Christian Bök. Christian’s approach to poetry is scientific. He uses experiments in poetry to test ideas and capacities, unsure of outcomes. He has dedicated…Read more →
Podcast: Melinda Smith’s process
Melinda Smith makes a lot of art. She is a poet willing to experiment, and, invariably, the experiments pay off. Whether with form, or seeking out incisive and vital new content, her work interrogates language and society. It’s reaped the rewards of recognition in the form of the Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry…Read more →
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brilliant insight into writing poetry from some incredible poets. very inspiring. highly recommend for poets of all levels.