The Poems by Post blog

Get to know just a few of the artists that we're supporting...

Beans on Toast: "It's like I have built-in friends scattered around"

 Hello beautiful, creative people!

Boy, do we have a treat for you this week, in the form of singer-songwriter Beans on Toast! Beans was full of anecdotes galore and he was great fun to chat with - contains some strong language...

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Dana Dajani: "I think now is the time for poets and not politicians"

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We are excited to reveal May's poet of the month;  the brilliant Dana Dajani.  Dana is an absolute powerhouse of a creator, and recipient of an array of accolades including Emirates Woman Artists of the Year. She's also an all-round fascinating person - so we'll let her do the talking!

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Moatzart: "I'm fascinated by things that look a little out of place"

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This week we sat down for a chat with the brilliant Alexandra, aka Moatzart.  Her Instagram videos of the linocutting process have had us spellbound, and we couldn't wait to get to know the artist behind the knife.

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Blake Auden: "I have spent a long time thinking about legacy, and how I might one day be remembered"

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April's poet of the month, Blake Auden, has released a new collection of deeply moving poems, called The Things We Leave Behind. We caught up with him to talk about some of the themes in the book, and about how it feels to be making a career as a writer.

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Jakub Bachleda-Wala: "It was a lovely random encounter - but nothing is random, right?"

 

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Sometimes to make a great connection, you only need to be in the right place at the right time.  We were once lucky enough to be in the right place to meet Jakub, photographer and all-round good guy.  And here he is!

 

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Tala: "Softness isn't a weakness, it's a strength"

 

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Today’s interview is with Tala; multi-talented writer and fellow champion of creatives. We hope you enjoy it!


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Shreesh Kakkar: "Believe in yourself and be patient with yourself"

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We were recently contacted by Shreesh Kakkar, a poet (and dancer) in India who has published his first book but was looking for ways to help get it find an audience. We loved the concept of the book, and so we decided to have a chat with him, and share his thoughts with YOU!

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Amii Illustrates: "The whole aim is to bring a bit of light-hearted, simple fun to people"

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Here at Poems by Post we love all kinds of art – be it wordy, picture-y or something completely different-y! Our most recent interview was with Amii, a brilliant illustrator, whose online following seems to be doubling by the second. She was great fun to chat with; we hope you enjoy it! 

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Made it, Loved it, Shared it... the results are in!

 Hello beautiful, creative people!

Throughout February, we ran a competition for creators of all styles, practices and mediums - and we gave our Instagram over to them for the month. 

We offered 8 prizes to the artists whose work generated the biggest buzz, and whilst it was a very close call, we are absolutely thrilled to announce the winners. 

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PM: I use poetry "like photography"

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We know it’s only been a week since our last blog and interview, but we were on a roll and we couldn’t wait to introduce you all to PM! She will be the featured poet for March, and she had loads of interesting things to say about why she writes poetry, and what it takes to find success as a writer in today’s world.

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Niamh Murphy: Writing is an "out of body experience"

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We recently sat down with Niamh Murphy, our poet of the month for February. We had a fascinating chat about the inspirations and influences behind her poetry, and how she’s keeping motivated to write during lockdown. We also introduce her to a celebrity! You can read our exciting conversation here.

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Poems by Post TV is launched!

We are very excited to announce our new vlog series, Poems by Post TV! This will be a space where we can talk to some of your favourite poets, artists and creatives, giving you a chance to get to know the people behind the process.    

 Check out the video on YouTube here, and keep an eye out for more episodes!  

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Words worth more than money for Melbourne street poet and his customers

ABC Radio Melbourne / By Nicole Mill

Swanston Street is heaving under the midweek pedestrian traffic.Office workers, tourists and shoppers are carried along in the lunchtime throngs, barely glancing up at their surroundings.But for those who do look up they may catch a glimpse of Alex Wilkinson.

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