Ep 238. Awkward.


Show notes

Sorry, Neighbourhood Books

Hello to the guy at Brunswick Second Hand Books

Ep 187. Peak poetry

Noel & Russell dubbed themselves The Goth Detectives…

Meet Me In The Bathroom (2022)

LA 92 (2017)

The episode on Canberra

Cringe by ContraPoints

Europe Endless by John Forbes (towards the end of this great article)

The episodes on John Forbes

What a cool guy

Brian introduces himself to Damien Hirst

Ep 236. with Caroline Williamson

Or you could listen to Nonsense and crying, the one with Antonia Pont, the one with David Brooks, the one with Barron Field or the one with Matthew on The Mountain Goats.

If you’re in Brooklyn & you want to say hi email me: poetrysayspod@gmail.com
While I’m away you should listen to SLEERICKETS

Ep 237. Dorothy Porter’s Aeneas pt. 2

“…you can’t sweeten me and I can’t comfort you.”

Aeneas Remembers Domestic Bliss by Dorothy Porter

Thank you (in order of appearance): Stu, Matthew, Shona (& Leela), Andrea, Felicity, Bec, Zara, Ethan, Anna, Liam, and Lou.

Dorothy Porter books referenced: The Bee Hut, Crete, The Monkey’s Mask, Akhenaten

Matthew’s poem Another Achilles

Ep 236. Sincerely, Caroline Williamson

The biscuits were actually pretty good in the end.

Time Machines by Caroline Williamson

Sonic Poetry Festival

sick leave

Compass Pizza

John Olsen

Paul Klee

Frank O’Hara

Ken Bolton

Pam Brown

Gerry Burrowes

Michael Farrell

Newcastle Poetry Prize

Gareth Morgan

Harry Reid

Adelstrop by Edward Thomas

Matt, Matthew, Elijah

Philip Larkin

Judith Rodriguez

Tom Shapcott

Marilyn Hacker

Jennifer Compton

Episode on literary bankruptcy

The Dorothy Porter episode

Still taking Aeneas takes: poetrysayspod[at]gmail.com
A deeply sincere poetry podcast: SLEERICKETS

Ep 235. Dorothy Porter’s Aeneas pt. 1

“We were never married, Dido.”

Joshua Mehigan

Last year’s Forbes eps: part 1 & part 2

Dorothy Porter

Aeneas Remembers Domestic Bliss

Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas

Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton

The Aeneid 

Lou = Louise Carter

Christopher Brennan Award

The Monkey’s Mask

The Bee Hut

Love Poems

The Concise Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

My Tongue is My Own by Ann-Marie Priest


Madeline Sami

Dorothy Porter: A Tribute (ABC documentary)

David Malouf

Andrea Goldsmith

Heat (1995)

Can you believe there was a Victorian Women Writers’ Train?

Email me your Aeneas takes: poetrysayspod[at]gmail.com
You know who probably has read The Aeneid is that guy over on SLEERICKETS

Ep 234. Not reading My Life

Declaring literary bankruptcy.

Lyn Hejinian’s My Life
Jess Wilkinson
Bonny Cassidy
Language poetry
Ron Silliman’s The Alphabet
ModPo video on My Life
Dr. Elese Dowden
Ground Provisions by Tonika Sealy Thomson Stefano Harney
Matthew’s excellent interview with Shane McRae
The Brick interview with Percival Everett
Mythology by Edith Hamilton
True Stories by Helen Garner
Time Capsule by David Ireland
Paradise Books
Sainsburys Books (Camberwell not Hawthorn, great poetry collection)
Crazy Woman by Anne Elder
Ask Me by Fay Zwicky
DMZ Colony by Don Mee Choi
Against (the Very Idea of) Procrastination by Antonia Pont
Outro: I don’t want to play in your yard by Peggy Lee

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I wasn’t procrastinating I was listening to SLEERICKETS

Ep 233. A pleasure out of hell

The Last Days of Foxtrot.

Elijah’s episode on Hart Crane

Upcoming courses at the Melbourne School of Literature

Come to the launch of Golden Repair!

Ep 229. Vintage gossip

My Tongue is My Own: A Life of Gwen Harwood by Ann-Marie Priest

The Literature of Australia edited by Geoffrey Dutton

Evan Jones

Norman Lindsay

Vision, A Literary Quarterly

Hugh McRae

Francis Webb

Judith Wright

Rosemary Dobson

Vincent Buckley

Five Bells by Kenneth Slessor

Eps on Slessor: 109 & 199

Fix by Michael Dransfield

Drowned Person by Rosemary Dobson

Elijah & I talk Harwood

Night Flight by Gwen Harwood

Music: O! Sydney I Love You by Len Maurice, The Four of Us are Dying by Nine Inch Nails

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Listen to SLEERICKETS, Darling

Drowned Person

By Rosemary Dobson

After death fire must consume
hair, toenails, large bones and small
and then nothing can be told at all.

These bones, with pollen analysis
of their strata, provide a limited history;
for carbon-dating, deduction and analogy

do not reveal the dark side of the mind
nor betray the heart’s deviousness,
the body’s wilfulness,

the throbbing pules, the fever,
divided longing, madness.
Down, down through the abyss

stratifications can be plotted
and set out on graph paper.
The following is deduced from existing data

and froth flotation of the surrounding
clay-bed: She was a young woman, gracile,
delicate. Died by water. Was vulnerable

and wounded—by love (but that’s hypothesis)—
and carried with her to death such weedy trophies
as willow, nettles, crow-flowers and daises.

Ep 231. On the couch with Alison J Barton

A casual chat about psychoanalysis, feminism & The Voice.

Alison J Barton



Justin Clemens

You Will Not Know In Advance What You’ll Feel by Antonia Pont

Kimberlé Crenshaw’s theory of intersectionality

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice (‘The Voice’)

Williamstown Literary Festival

Ep 96. with Jeanine Leane

Ep 70. with Claire Gaskin

Ep 188. with Ursula Robinson-Shaw

J.K. Rowling and The Witch Trials of J. K. Rowling by Contrapoints

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Contrapoints but for poetry: SLEERICKETS