Rhyming The Dead is live!

The Red Room Company has commissioned 10 Australian poets to create and perform new work inspired by a dead poet of their choosing. Rhyming the Dead poems and interviews with the past and present poets explore ways death permeates life. Episodes are broadcast weekly in 5 half-hour slots through the Community Radio Network (CRN)

Find out more about the project.

 

EPISODE 1: SECRETS FOR LIVING


Judith Rodriguez (VIC) responds to Oodgeroo Noonuccal (QLD) and Renee Pettit-Schipp (WA) remembers Judith Wright (QLD) 

Full poems in text and audio: Judith Rodriguez and Renee Pettitt-Schipp.

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EPISODE 2: EMOTIONS ARE NOT HAWAIIAN SHIRTS

 

Fiona Britton (NSW) shares new poems inspired by Dorothy Porter (VIC) and Aden Rolfe (NSW) responds to John Forbes (VIC)

Full poems in text and audio: Fiona Britton and Aden Rolfe.

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EPISODE 3: CHALK IS FALLING

 

Jakob Ziguras (NSW) elegises Stanisław Barańczak (Poland) and Bella Li (VIC) responds to Arthur Rimbaud (France) 

Full poems in text and audio: Bella Li and Jakob Ziguras.

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EPISODE 4: HANDS DISAPPEAR INTO WOOD

 

Sam Wagan Watson (QLD) pays homage to Martin Harrison (NSW) and Melody Paloma (VIC) reflects on Jennifer Rankin (NSW)

Full poems in text and audio: Sam Wagan Watson and Melody Paloma

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EPISODE 5: THE EYES OF THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE

 

Abe Nouk (VIC) responds to Maya Angelou (USA) and Celestine Rowe (SA) remembers the rapper Tupac Shakur (USA)

Full poems in text and audio: Abe Nouk and Celestine Rowe

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