Ep 207. Ask Me Anything

Hang on, I’m telling a story.

To recap:

I like Philip’s poems

All hail Queen Joan

Do not sign up for Letterboxd under any circumstances

Yes I watched Showgirls (1995)

You Don’t Nomi (2019) is pretty good

Jan Zwicky’s Lyric Philosophy sounds like a smart book

I’ve never read any Robert Bly

I mispronounced Tomas Tranströmer (I also said “similar” when I meant “dissimilar”)

Joshua Mehigan’s Cold Turkey forever

In my mind Ethan lives inside the show Siesta Key

Shut up Morrissey

If you like You Cooked For Me you’ll love Tori’s intro to the live version of Sugar

Is Luke Davies busy or just not into me?

Seriously do not ask me about Merlin you will regret it

How”s My punctuation bruz>?

Ugh John Forbes is such a Bukowski

Imagine avoiding a song like Training Montage

Rich’s Integrity isn’t perfect but it is excellent

Christ, the Savage Lovecast is still going

The Body Politic robbed me of precious sleep

Stop listening and watch Old Joy (2006)

Ok now go listen to SLEERICKETS

Music by my girlfriend Laura

Ep 206. Small magic

Rabbit, where’d you put the keys, girl?

Show notes

Ask me anything! poetrysayspod[at]gmail.com

A Primer of English Versification by James McAuley

Joshua Mehigan

The White Lotus theme song

Mascara Literary Review

To the Bramble and the Briar: Poems by Steve Scafidi

Ep 197. on Fury

The Jaguar by Sarah Holland-Batt

Jan Zwicky

The Lyre in the Pawnshop by Fay Zwicky

Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself (2020)

Pam Brown

Ken Bolton

Rae Armantrout


Dorothy Porter

Terrance Hayes

Les Murray

Yellow Notebook: Diaries Volume I 1978–1987 by Helen Garner

One Art by Elizabeth Bishop

Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen

Five Bells by Kenneth Slessor

Mending Wall by Robert Frost

Music: The Blue Cathedral by Talvihorros + Paul Daniels

Ep 205. Winnie Dunn: The realities of Australia

“It seemed like such a far-fetched notion that I could make something of myself as an artist…”

Show notes

Ask me anything! poetrysayspod[at]gmail.com

Good poetry podcasts Versecraft and Close Readings (and SLEERICKETS, of course)

Sweatshop Literacy Movement

Another Australia edited by Winnie Dunn (Affirm Press, 2022)

L-FRESH the Lion

Dr Michael Mohammed Ahmad

The Mother Wound by Amani Haydar

Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah

The Big Black Thing: Chapter 1 edited by Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Winnie Dunn and Ellen van Neerven

Sweatshop Women

Winnie Dunn on The Garret

White Nation & Against Paranoid Nationalism by Professor Ghassan Hage

Arab, Australian, Other: Stories on Race and Identity edited by Randa Abdel-Fattah and Sara Saleh

The Growing Up series published by Black Inc.

Meet Me at the Intersection edited by Rebecca Lim and Ambelin Kwaymullina

Flock: First Nations Stories Then and Now edited by Ellen van Neerven

Nardi Simpson

Ep 132. with Anne-Marie Te Whiu

Moana Jackson

Ep. 124. with Gayatri Nair

Chris Liley (remember him?)

bell hooks

Cordite’s BROWNFACE issue

Ep 204. Being bad

“I’m young and strong and nothing can touch me!”

Show notes

Berryman by W. S. Merwin

Ep 202. Who makes the poem?

What Pragmatism Means by William James

Matt interviews Matthew

Freckles on the Face of California by Halsey

Trash, Art and the Movies by Pauline Kael

The Only Living Boy in New York (2017)

Dark Victory (1939)

The History of Philosophy by A. C. Grayling

The lyre in the pawnshop: essays on literature and survival 1974-1984 by Fay Zwicky

Vicki Viidikas

Sylvia Plath

Michael Dransfield

Les Murray

Ars Poetica by Horace

The Art of Poetry by Kenneth Koch

SLEERICKETS Ep 85: Dying Is Easy

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Heaps more on bad (and good) poetry: SLEERICKETS

Ep 203. Sarah Holland-Batt: The poems themselves

Skepticism, change, and poems from Long Bay Gaol.

Show notes

Sarah Holland-Batt’s collections The Jaguar, The Hazards & Aria

Fishing for Lightning

Michael Massey Robinson

My episode about poet laureates

Australians all, let us read verse by Sarah Holland-Batt

Les Murray

Floral Tribute by Simon Armitage

Black Inc.s’ Best Australian Poems

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Robert Adamson

Jorie Graham

A.R. Ammons

Louise Glück

Ep 175. with Pam Brown

Peter Porter

Fully Booked

Intro/outro: Rails by Bing and Ruth

Email: poetrysayspod[at]gmail.com
O stay and hear: SLEERICKETS

Ep 202. Who makes the poem?

And who really pulled the trigger on JFK?

Hey, come see me at Lit Balm this weekend (5pm Saturday US East Coast time/9am Sunday Australian East Coast time).


Post Malone


Al Filreis

Joshua Mehigan

Sociological institutionalism



Aidan Coleman in my ep on John Forbes

Bean Spasms by Ted Berrigan

Billy Collins

The Malley hoax

Freckles on the Face of California by Halsey, who would hate to be called a “pop singer”.

That’s my OPINION

Halsey gets actual criticism

Darkness by Lord Byron

The red room

Vincent Buckley

Francis Webb

Email: poetrysayspod[at]gmail.com
A damn good poetry podcast: SLEERICKETS

Ep 201. Haunted house of poetry

I need to go water my plant now.

Starter episodes: Tracy Ryan, Antonia Pont, Peak Poetry, Thuy On

Sister podcast SLEERICKETS Ep 81: The Eliza Effect, ft. Carmine Starnino

Googlecholia by Michael Farrell

Vincent Buckley

Brunswick Secondhand Books

I’m So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On by Khadija Queen

Walter Mosley

My conversation with James Jiang

French Exit (2020)

Peter Steele on Vincent Buckley

Outro: Dark Horse by The Great Wilderness

Email: poetrysayspod[at]gmail.com

Ep 200. Anti-insights

Friday arvo in the park.

Show notes

A Walk in Kensington Gardens by Dorothy Porter

Silent co-producer K

Elizabeth Morgan House

Antonia Pont

Dorothy Porter’s The Bee Hut

Ep 179. Solace & Trash

Cary Tennis: All the practice you get makes you better

David Ireland

Brendan Casey & the Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy

Bruce Beaver (“your Manly lines”)

Ram Dass

Outro: The Move by Laura Stevenson (from Live at the Vera Club)

Email: poetrysayspod[at]gmail.com
Just a really fun poetry podcast: SLEERICKETS

Ep 199. Answered prayers

“More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.”

Show notes

The Monthly’s culture issue

Strength to strength by Alison Croggan

The ideal reader by Gerald Murnane

Australians all, let us read verse by Sarah Holland-Batt

Les Murray

Les Murray in conversation at UTS

Kenneth Slessor

Ep 42. with Alan Wearne

Burton Raffel

Horace’s Ode I, 1

Slessor’s poems An Inscription for Dog River, Beach Burial & Five Bells

John Olsen’s painting Five Bells

Walking to Point Clear by David Brooks

Ep 106. with David Brooks

Capote on the Dick Cavett show, 1980

Horace’s Epistle I, 20

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MBS goin’ in on the verse: SLEERICKETS

Ep 198. Felicity Plunkett on the poetry editor’s invisible work

Gatekeepers, puff pieces, labour and care.

Show notes

If I Had a Gun by Gig Ryan
Felicity Plunkett’s books Vanishing Point & A Kinder Sea
Ep. 196 with James Jiang
University of Queensland Press
David Malouf
Nathan Shepherdson
The Lost Arabs by Omar Sakr
Exactly As I Am by Rae White
Ep 170. with Kent MacCarter
Stuart Barnes
Beatrice Deloitte Davis
Jessica Wilkinson
Poetry on the Move & QPF curated by Shane Strange
Comfort Food by Ellen van Neerven
Poetry nights at Sappho Books curated by Toby Fitch
Heat journal
Jeff Shotts on the Art of Rejection
Judith Bishop
Anna Jacobson
Tracy Ryan
Rabbit 27: Tense
Felicity’s review of Stallings, Xie and Limón
Jordie Albiston’s Sonnet According to ‘M’ & Fifteeners
Catriona Menzies-Pike
Janet Frame
Ross Gibson
My interview with Waffle IronGirl on 3CR’s Spoken Word show
Intro/outro: Lights On A Leash by CIVL CIVIC

Email: poetrysayspod[at]gmail.com
Another great example of poetry+fury: SLEERICKETS