PRESENTED BY MELANIE TAIT AND GRETCHEN MILLER,
SATURDAY AT 3.05 PM, REPEATED 9.05 PM THURSDAY.
1st Planes of Thought – musings on flight from Leonardo to Alain de Botton.
8th Train Lines – trainspotting lines of poetry on the rails.
15th Autopia – the impact of the car; explored in verse, prose and sound.
22nd Navigations – poetic journeys on water, from Whitman and Cavafy to Tranter and
29th A New Scheherazade – the story of One Thousand and One Nights, re-told by Moroccan poet and feminist, Rachida Madani.
6th Tidalectics – new poetry from Christmas Island and Cocos Island by Renee Schipp.
13th Art, Craft, Work – B.H. Fairchild’s poetry examines working life in mid-west America.
20th On the Road Part 1 – In memory of Martin Harrison, we replay the 2005 road trip he took with fellow poet Samuel Wagan Watson.
27th On the Road Part 2 – Samuel Wagan Watson and Martin Harrison, continued.
3/1 Silence – exploring the place of silence in poetry.
10/1 Josephine Rowe – a meeting with poet and fiction writer, Josephine Rowe.
17/1 Vox Americana 1 – performance poems by famous voices including Tom Waits, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop and Jim Morrison.
24/1 Vox Americana 2 – Gill Scott Heron, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed and many more.
31/1 Southern Sun, Aegean Light – an anthology by second generation Greek-Australians.
For further details please contact the producers of Poetica:
Mike Ladd (08) 8343 4928 Justine Sloane-Lees (03) 9626 1656
Or visit our website at: http://abc.net.au/radionational/programs/poetica/