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Poets Abroad – Victoria

The ABR Podcast 02 September 2020

Poets Abroad – Victoria

The ABR Podcast 02 September 2020

We continue our poetry podcasts with the first in a series of readings by poets living in a particular state. It complements in a way ABR’s old States of Poetry anthologies (all still available online).

This time we’re inviting a number of poets to record a poem of theirs that is set outside their home state (whether interstate or overseas – or indeed in space, as you will hear). The poems can be published or unpublished ones. We list all the readers and poems on our website. Given the present lockdown in that state, we’re starting in Victoria. After all, if we can't leave home, we might as well do so imaginatively.

Order of poets

Claire G. Coleman | 'I Am the Road'

Chris Wallace-Crabbe | ‘Cardomom Country’

Lisa Gorton | ‘Mirabilia’

David McCooey | ‘Notes on 2001: A Space Odyssey’

Gig Ryan | ‘Simaetha’

Peter Rose | ‘Cicerone’

Jordie Albiston | ‘Iceberg’

Michael Farrell | ‘Greta and the Cream’

Bella Li | ‘Interior of the Garden’

A. Frances Johnson | ‘Magdalene’

Alex Skovron | ‘The Violin-maker, the Forest and the Clock’

Jessica Wilkinson | 'Haeiff Divertimento'

Barry Hill | 'Kind Fire'


The ABR Podcast features a range of literary highlights, such as reviews, poetry, fiction, interviews, and commentary.

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Music credit: 'Moonrise' and 'Negentropy' by Chad Crouch is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.

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Comments (2)

  • Hi Anna Leah, we will be creating a poetry podcast for each state shortly. We hope you will enjoy it!
    -- Digital Editor, ABR.
    Posted by Jack Callil
    17 September 2020
  • When will you do one for WA?
    Posted by Anna Leah Luna-Raven
    15 September 2020

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