'A Pod of Poets is a series of eleven, 40-minute podcasts of Australian poetry, read by the authors. The poets come from all over Australia; some are emerging talents and some are established; several of them are on the school syllabus.'
The website provides audio downloads as well as transcripts, photographs, interviews, and more. The site is designed to be 'an ongoing resource for researchers, schools, universities and the general podcast audience.'
Souce: A Pod of Poets website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/poetica/features/pod/
'Since childhood, Robert Adamson has had a strong connection with the Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney. Producer Libby Douglas and sound engineer Phillip Ulman travelled to the Hawkesbury and spent two days with Robert and his wife, the photographer Juno Gemes.
'They recorded Robert in his home and on his boat reading his poetry and talking about his life. This feature mixes soundscapes of the Hawkesbury River, oyster farming and fishing, with Robert talking about the influences on his work, his family, his desire to become an ornithologist and the first time he heard Bob Dylan.'
Source: A Pod of Poets website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/poetica/features/pod/poets/adamson.htm
'In this feature, producers Jane and Phillip Ulman visit the Bunyah home of Les Murray, his wife Valerie and son Alexander. Surrounded by winged musicians, frogs, insects and domestic animals, the participants walk and talk and share a meal.
'During the visit Les Murray reads his poems and reflects on poetry and place, knowledge, discovery, family and God.'
Source: A Pod of Poets website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/poetica/features/pod/poets/murray.htm
'Joanne Burns writes tangential, idiosyncratic prose poems, list poems and monologues. Her subjects are often urban, psychological and political and she likes to mock pomposity. In this feature Joanne Burns reads a selection of her poems and talks about her work.'
Source: A Pod of Poets website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/poetica/features/pod/poets/burns.htm
'In Sacre Coeur: A Salt Tragedy Kinsella writes with great feeling about the Western Australian wheatlands in a kind of anti-pastoral poetry populated with people he has encountered, and the landscape he loves. He writes with urgency and alarm but also hope.
'For this production, Christopher Williams journeyed to historic York in Western Australia to accompany John Kinsella into the salt-scarred wheatlands. John has been observing and writing about this landscape over the past 40 years and has seen first-hand the devastating environmental consequences of large-scale tree felling, and the damming of waterways such as at Lake Yenyening. John describes the way the landscape has informed his writing and reads selections of his poems inspired by particular places. He also shares his thoughts on how this environmental catastrophe might be addressed.'
Source: A Pod of Poets, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/poetica/features/pod/poets/kinsella.htm
'In Gen X-Y we'll be hearing four new poets: Josephine Rowe in Melbourne, Craig Billingham from the Blue Mountains outside Sydney, LK Holt from Melbourne, and Aidan Coleman from Adelaide.
'All the poets are in their 20s and 30s and have at least a first collection published. They read a selection of their work and talk about their styles, subject matter and influences. All of them place a high priority on the individual crafting of a poem and there's an interesting re-visiting of traditional formal structures in some of their work.'
Source: A Pod of Poets website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/poetica/features/pod/poets/genxy.htm
'Her sound poem Dive uses a combination of environmental and found sounds, generated sounds, vocalisations, music and words to provide the mood and meaning of the work. Jayne created Dive while on a residency at Cornell University in the USA in 2005, where she was given access to the US Navy's marine audio archive. Jayne talks about the genesis of the work and then we'll hear the sound poem in its entirety.'
Source: A Pod of Poets website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/poetica/features/pod/poets/fenton.htm Sighted: 19/06/2009Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2009
'In this edition, we're taking a literary road trip with poets Martin Harrison and Samuel Wagan Watson.
In 2005, these two writers got together to read and discuss their work, both privately and with an audience at the Sydney Writers' Festival. Their readings form a conversation, a dialogue of poems, as they travel through urban and outback landscapes, noting the imagery of life on the road from their different perspectives.'
Source: A Pod of Poets website,
In this edition, we're continuing our literary road trip with poets Martin Harrison and Samuel Wagan Watson.
In 2005, these two writers got together to read and discuss their work, both privately and with an audience at the Sydney Writers' Festival. Their readings form a conversation, a dialogue of poems, as they travel through urban and outback landscapes, noting the imagery of life on the road from their different perspectives.
Source: A Pod of Poets website,http://www.abc.net.au/rn/poetica/features/pod/poets/harrisonwatson2.htm Sighted: 19/06/2009 Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2009
This podcast includes live and studio recordings of John reading his work, as well as an interview with producer Justine Sloane-Lees.
Source: A Pod Poets website,http://www.abc.net.au/rn/poetica/features/pod/poets/clarke.htm Sighted: 19/06/2009 Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2009
In this feature, Jordie Albiston talks about her writing with Anna Messariti and reads a selection of her poems. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Source: A Pod of Poets website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/poetica/features/pod/poets/albiston.htm