In this episode of the Verity La Poetry Podcast, Alice Allan talks with Andy Jackson, author of Music our bodies can’t hold.
Andy discusses what it is to write from the perspective of others, leaving space for what we don’t know, and how his writing practice has changed over time.
He also talks about the influence of spoken word on his poetry, reads his poem No Shelter from the Verity La archives, and introduces us to some of his favourites from Adrienne Rich & Gregory Orr.
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Andy Jackson has performed at literary events and arts festivals in Australia, India, USA and Ireland – including the Castlemaine State Festival and the Queensland Poetry Festival, with Each Map of Scars, a puppetry-poetry-film collaboration on grief, bodies and empathy. His poems have been included in five of the last six annual Best Australian Poetry
Alice Allan’s poetry has been published in previous issues of Verity La as well as in Cordite, Rabbit and Australian Book Review. She is the creator and convenor of the Verity La Poetry Podcast and produces her own weekly podcast, Poetry Says.