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Australian Poets

Curated by Pam Brown in conjunction with the Jacket2 feature, "Fifty-One Contemporary Poets from Australia."


Adam Aitken

Word & World Poetry Reading, General City Library, Auckland, New Zealand, September 27, 2013

Introduced by Pam Brown and recorded by Tim Page
  • Complete Reading (12:26): MP3

Ali Alizadeh

Word & World Poetry Reading, General City Library, Auckland, New Zealand, September 27, 2013

Introduced by Pam Brown and recorded by Tim Page
  • Complete Reading (8:59): MP3

Louis Armand

Reading at the University of Sydney, May 21, 2014

  • Complete Reading (11:05): MP3

Luke Beesley

Reading at The School of Life: Melbourne, October 16, 2015

  • Complete Reading (48:59): MP3

Judith Bishop

Reading at Macquarie Park, Sydney, New South Wales, February 24, 2013

  1. 14 Weeks (0:45): MP3
  2. Poet, Painter (0:36): MP3
  3. Tunings (0:49): MP3
  4. Snow (1:08): MP3
  5. First Words (0:56): MP3

Ken Bolton

Avant Gaga #4 Reading Series, Sappho's Books, Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales, October 9, 2012

Introduced by Toby Fitch and recorded by Ella O'Keefe
  • Complete Reading (21:09): MP3

Pam Brown

Reading at the University of Sydney, May 21, 2014

  • Complete Reading (10:46): MP3

Melinda Bufton

Reading at The School of Life: Melbourne, March 11, 2016

  • Complete Reading (51:28): MP3

Bonny Cassidy

Reading in Melbourne, Victoria, June 31, 2013

  • Final Theory (5:16): MP3

Reading at The School of Life: Melbourne, June 27, 2015

    • Complete Reading (1:14:32): MP3

    Stuart Cooke

    Reading in Valparaiso, Chile, February 10, 2013

    1. Bold Lines Pushing Up (2:57): MP3
    2. Red Rock Syntax (1:22): MP3
    3. Stratosphere Song (1:06): MP3

    Laurie Duggan

    Lee Marvin Readings, Dark Horsey Bookshop, Adelaide, South Australia, November, 2012

    Recorded by Ken Bolton
    • Complete Reading (1:02:55): MP3

    Kate Fagan

    Reading at Blue Mountain Sound, 5th December 2013

    Recorded by Andy Busuttil
    • First Light: Ten Centos (8:39): MP3

    Michael Farrell

    Launch of 'Outcrop' anthology, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Victoria, September 20, 2013

    Recorded by Ella O'Keefe
    • Complete Reading (12:16): MP3

    Liam Ferney

    Reading in Newstead, Brisbane , Queensland, February 14, 2013

    1. Gli Ultimi Zombi (0:49): MP3
    2. Ryanair from Rome (1:00): MP3
    3. Serapion (0:22): MP3
    4. The Oversight Committee (1:25): MP3

    Matt Hall

    Reading at The School of Life: Melbourne, December 11, 2015

    • Complete Reading (48:59): MP3

    Fiona Hile

    Reading at the University of Sydney, May 21, 2014

    • Complete Reading (12:48): MP3

    Amy Hilhorst

    Reading at Sturmfrei, UWA Publishing, Northbridge, July 29, 2015

    1. Downtown Melbourne (1:14): MP3
    2. Mt. Fuji Sunrise (1:36): MP3
    3. Secret Annexe (1:26): MP3

    Duncan Hose

    Launch of 'Outcrop' anthology, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Victoria, September 20, 2013

    Recorded by Ella O'Keefe Part I (17:15): MP3

    Launch of 'Goad Omen' by Corey Wakeling, Collected Works Bookshop, Melbourne, Victoria, March 20, 2013

    Recorded by Ella O'Keefe Part II (11:10): MP3

    Jill Jones

    Reading in Adelaide, South Australia, 2009-12

    1. Heat in a Room (1:22): MP3
    2. Ten Ways (1:11): MP3

    Format Zine Shop, Peel St., Adelaide, South Australia, August 2, 2011

    Recorded by Patrick Lockwood and Simon Gray
    1. The Morning Not The Movie (1:59): MP3
    2. Untitled (I Came From...) (1:00): MP3

    Kit Kelen

    University of Macau, December 4, 2012

    • Complete Reading (2:58): MP3

    S. K. Kelen

    from Poetry at Chats: Australian poetry Live Volume 1 (Produced by Geoff Page, artsACT, Canberra, 1999)

    • House of Rats (1:43): MP3

    from L'Angolo della Poesia, April 2006

    • Red Dzao Village (3:06): MP3

    John Kinsella and Tracy Ryan

    PennSound author page

    Visual Culture Resources Centre, University of Melbourne, Victoria, October 17, 2012

    Recorded by Ella O'Keefe
    • Complete Reading (54:36): MP3

    Kate Lilley

    PennSound author page


    Kent MacCarter

    Reading at The School of Life: Melbourne, February 19, 2016

    • Complete Reading (55:03): MP3

    Peter Minter

    Reading at Blue Mountain Sound, 5th December 2013

    Recorded by Andy Busuttil
    1. Never Return to a Meadow Permit (1:05): MP3
    2. The Roadside Bramble (4:30): MP3
    3. In the Serious Light of Nothing (1:34): MP3
    4. Cleaning Flakes from Grass (1:06): MP3
    5. The Latter Shall Prevail (2:31): MP3
    6. Valentinea (1:14): MP3

    Autumn Royal

    Reading at The School of Life: Melbourne, April 29, 2016

      • Complete Reading (55:03): MP3

    Jaya Savige

    Christ's College, Cambridge, UK, February 19, 2013

    1. Dransfield in Bavaria (2:15): MP3
    2. January (1:30): MP3

    Pete Spence

    Launch of 'Outcrop' anthology, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Victoria, September 20, 2013

    Recorded by Ella O'Keefe
    • Complete Reading (11:28): MP3

    Amanda Stewart

    Studio 256, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney, Australia, March, 1997

    Recorded by John Jacobs
    1. absence . edit . (4:30): MP3
    2. Kitsch Postcards (1:32): MP3
    3. Postiche (1:10): MP3
    4. Sound And Sense (1:18): MP3
    5. The War Poem (3:49): MP3
    6. ≠ (8:14): MP3

    John Tranter

    PennSound author page


    Ann Vickery

    Word & World Poetry Reading, General City Library, Auckland, New Zealand, September 27, 2013

    Introduction by Pam Brown and recording by Tim Page
    • Complete Reading (9:57): MP3

    Corey Wakeling

    Launch of 'Goad Omen', Collected Works Bookshop, Melbourne, Victoria, March 20, 2013

    Recorded by Ella O'Keefe
    • Complete Reading (10:15): MP3

    Alan Wearne

    Building 25, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, April 1, 2012

    Recorded by Aaron Hull
    • Sarsaparilla (2:59): MP3

    Jess Wilkinson

    Reading at The School of Life: Melbourne, November 13, 2015

    • Complete Reading (52:33): MP3

    Fiona Wright

    Reading in Newtown, Sydney, November 19, 2012

    1. Courthouse Afternoon (1:15): MP3
    2. Medina (1:06): MP3

    Tim Wright

    Launch of 'Outcrop' anthology, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Victoria, September 20, 2013

    Recorded by Ella O'Keefe
      Selected Reading (5:43): MP3

    Mark Young

    MOTOliths Studios, Capricorn Shoals, Queensland, March 20, 2013

    Recorded by Cyrus :)miley
    1. A line from Carl Gustav Jung (0:22): MP3
    2. A line from Edna St Vincent Millay (0:51): MP3
    3. A line from Nick Cave (1:00): MP3

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