March 23, 2017
In this episode, writer, poet and Program Manager of the Melbourne Writers Festival Jessica Alice joins us to discuss poetry as a truthful political medium, pathways to a career in arts programming, and the intricacies of modern dating etiquette.
Links to topics discussed:
- Poet Ali Cobby Eckermann wins Windham-Campbell Prize, in The Guardian Australia.
- Spoken Word on 3CR community radio Melbourne.
- “In a politics of fear, poetry seeks truth” – Jessica’s article for Overland.
- Ashley Judd recites “I Am A Nasty Woman” spoken word poem at the Women’s March, via Rolling Stone.
- The National Young Writers Festival – “a fun party that’s good on a spiritual level” – is now calling for artist applications for the 2017 festival.
Shout out to:
- Jessica’s shout out was to the TV show Chewing Gum. Season one is available to watch now on Netflix.
Jessica Alice is a writer, editor and artistic programmer. She is the Program Manager of Melbourne Writers Festival, Chair of the Kat Muscat Fellowship Custodial Committee and a Shadow Board Member of Melbourne Festival. She also directed the National Young Writers’ Festival in 2014–15. Jessica’s writing and reviews have been published in The Guardian Australia, Metro Magazine, Overland, Junkee, VICE, The Lifted Brow, Spook Magazine, and Cordite Poetry Review, among others.
Our theme music is Rainbow Chan’s “Last”, from her latest album Spacings.