Tall Poppies: The Podcast presents A Poetry Special
Poet Alice Millar (Photo Studio Monbijou)
Thank you for your many emails these last months.
Today I am very happy to introduce another special program. This time two terrific poets and musicians – Alice Miller and Matthew McDonald – join the podcast to talk poetry, and ponder music’s curious relationship with the spoken word.
Those of you familiar with the program will remember Matt from his 2021 Tall Poppies’s podcast. Tall Poppies with Matthew McDonald He is an extraordinary musician and principal bassist with the Berlin Philharmonic. But on today’s program Matt joins us to talk about what he calls, his personal obsession, that being poetry. Matt started publishing Berlinlit, a new journal for English language poetry, last year. You will find it here BerlinLit
In the podcast we will hear several new poems, including works by Alice Miller, who also joins the program. Alice is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’s Workshop and The International Institute of Modern Letters. She was born and grew up in New Zealand and is today resident in Berlin. She is the author of the novel – More Miracle than Bird – and has published three collections of poetry entitled What Fire, Nowhere Nearer, and The Limits. Several of Alice’s poems appear in the first edition of BerlinLit.com
It was great to hear the two podcasts featuring the life and music of Alma Moodie, introduced many listeners to one of Australia’s greatest musical exports. You can catch those podcasts here:
Once again, special thanks to the podcast sponsors; your financial contributions make it possible for this project to continue. For those of you who might be considering sponsoring the podcast, thereby allowing me to continue my research, interviewing, producing and maintaining this living archive, do drop by the Tall Poppies website: Tall-Poppies.com. Here is a direct link to the Patreon page which makes donating to this project easy: Tall Poppies Patreon
Wishing you happy listening and all the best of wishes from Berlin, Breandáin
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