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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

Cassandra Atherton

Reading from Flashing the Square: Microfiction and Prose Poems for Melbourne Writers Festival, Melbourne, Victoria, August, 2014

Recorded in Moonee Ponds at Mondo Apartments Poetry Evening, Melbourne, Victoria, July, 2014
  • Rubbish (2:05): MP3

Little Fictions: Contemporary Australian Short Readings by actors at Knox Street Bar, Sydney, New South Wales, December, 2014

Read by Cait Harris
  • Rubbish (2:40): MP3

Reading at Poetry at the House, hosted by Geoff Page, at Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, May, 2016

Select Readings from Exhumed (Grand Parade Poets, 2015), Trace (ill. Phil Day, Finlay Lloyd Pub., 2015), and The Prose Poetry Project by the International Poetry Studies Institute
  • Complete Reading (39:25): MP3

Luke Beesley

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

  • Complete Reading (50:38): 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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