Pocketry Presents A Poetry Podcast
Episode 9: An Interview with Melizarani T Selva - Part Two Performing

Episode 9: An Interview with Melizarani T Selva - Part Two Performing

August 31, 2021

Queen of improvisation, Melizarani T Selva is back to discuss audience reactions and investment, writing pantoums, earning a feature set, the open mic animal, curating a tight set, comedy, Draupadi and the Mahabharata, adding movement, making mistakes and forgetting lines, improvisation and the ephemeral nature of performance, sharing before performing, tailoring a set and the greatest disservice you can do to a performer. You can follow her on socials @melizaranitselva.

 

Episode 8: An Interview with Melizarani T Selva - Part One The Creative Process

Episode 8: An Interview with Melizarani T Selva - Part One The Creative Process

August 24, 2021

Spoken word artist and poet, Melizarani T Selva on ending poems, secret newsletters, collectors' notebooks, a perpetual state of writing, why she'll never admit to writer's block, validity of bullet points, metaphor generators, permission to write, advice for BIPOC writers and the hamster wheel of grief. Buy her book, Taboo, from Lit Books in Malaysia - www.litbooks.com.my/product/taboo/ - or subscribe to her email newsletter - www.melizarani.substack.com.

Episode 7: Coburg by Angela Costi

Episode 7: Coburg by Angela Costi

August 17, 2021

We hear Angela Costi read her poem Coburg and learn about stanzas and end stopped lines. You can read the poem in Angela's latest collection of poetry, An Embroidery of Old Maps and New published by Spinifex Press and you can find her on Facebook at AngelaCostiPoetics.

Episode 6: An Interview with Dr Mark Tredinnick - Part Two Winning Awards

Episode 6: An Interview with Dr Mark Tredinnick - Part Two Winning Awards

August 10, 2021

Master of form, Dr Mark Tredinnick, joins us again to talk about entering poetry competitions. With a guest appearance from Dante the dog, this wide ranging conversation covers the joy and mystery of trees and children, commissions vs writing prompts, the high octane combination of faith and scepticism, the impact of wining money on a poetry practice, choosing which poems and competitions to enter, technical vs sentimental judgements, what not to include and the duty of judges.

Episode 5: An Interview with Dr Mark Tredinnick - Part One the Creative Process

Episode 5: An Interview with Dr Mark Tredinnick - Part One the Creative Process

August 3, 2021

Award winning poet and essayist, Dr Mark Tredinnick, talks about the insistence of the muse, Seamus Heaney and the attic life, the instrumentation and musicality of typing, the constraints of form, inspiration as a fetish, the intrusions of ordinary life, interrogating the adequacy of phrasing and the many ways to overcome writers' block. You can find Mark at www.marktredinnick.com. 

Episode 4: Night Sky by David Munro

Episode 4: Night Sky by David Munro

July 27, 2021

We hear David Munro read his poem Night Sky and learn about the poetic techniques of line breaks and enjambment. You can find Night Sky, the poem in this episode, in David's first poetry collection, Wearing My Father’s Hat which is published by Melbourne Poet’s Union.

Episode 3: An Interview With Emilie Collyer - Part Two Getting Published

Episode 3: An Interview With Emilie Collyer - Part Two Getting Published

July 23, 2021

Emilie Collyer joins us once again to share her experience and insights into getting her poetry published in literary journals. In this interview Emilie talks about the use of different forms, crafting poems and your poetic voice, different types of validation for writers and poetry as a conversation with other poets. You can find Emilie at www.betweenthecracks.net.

Episode 2: An Interview with Emilie Collyer - Part One the Creative Process

Episode 2: An Interview with Emilie Collyer - Part One the Creative Process

July 23, 2021

Australian poet and playwright, Emilie Collyer talks about her creative process. We chat about how she writes her poetry as well as the limits of words, Greek mythology and inherited lineages, truthful energies, the benefits of reading your work out loud and re-drafting vs careful planning. You can find Emilie at www.betweenthecracks.net.

Episode 1: The Pocketry Almanack - Issue Three

Episode 1: The Pocketry Almanack - Issue Three

July 23, 2021

Are you keen to hear the poems from the latest issue of the Pocketry Almanack? Then tune in and get comfy as we hear the poets reading their poems from Issue 3 published in April 2021. We hear from our featured artist Shirley Kanyon and also hear some intriguing words and interesting anecdotes.

Poets featured in this episode: Andrew Brion, Amanda Collins, Anne Collopy, Kelle Cunningham and Rowan White.

Season 1 Trailer

Season 1 Trailer

July 22, 2021

Welcome to the first season of Pocketry Presents, the brand new poetry podcast that finds out what goes on in poet's minds and just how they deal with writer's block.  Featured poets in this season include Emilie Collyer, Angela Costi, Kevin Brophy, Dominique Hecq, Scott-Patrick MitchellDavid Munro, Dr Mark Tredinnick, Thabani Tshuma and Melizarani T Selva.

Pocketry Presents is also excited to bring you the fresh, new, previously unpublished voices of emerging and aspiring poets published in issues three and four of the Pocketry Almanack.

Brought to you by Pocketry, champion of unheard voices and home to the pocket-sized print journal, The Pocketry Almanack

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