Poet and Editor, Michele Seminara

Show Notes, Episode 005 — Michele Seminara (Feat. Stuart Barnes)


Episode Five of the Australian Poetry Podcast. Featuring an interview with poet and managing editor of Verity La, Michele Seminara.

Michele is a mother, writer, yoga teacher, and Buddhist — her passion is exploring the often dark, sometimes blissful, always intriguing, inner world of the mind, and expressing this through her writing.

Her poetry has appeared in publications such as Bluepepper, Tincture Journal, Regime, Verity La, Plumwood Mountain and Social Alternatives. She has been a poetry reader for Verity La, and is now the journal’s managing editor.

We discuss the philosophy of Verity La, bravery in poetry and publishing, confessional poetry and Michele has some great advice for emerging poets. And the poetry of Stuart Barnes drops by for a visit (this one in particular)!

Michele’s Links

Please visit Michele’s blog, The Everyday Strange and Sacred. Find her on twitter: @SeminaraMichele.

Some of Michele’s poetry can be found at Seizure, Bluepepper, and Writ Review. Keep an eye out for her new collections due out this year from Island Press and Regime.

Support for Robbie’s Microphone!

Thanks to our wonderful supporters and listeners, our campaign to buy Robbie some podcasting gear has been a success!

Thanks to the following supporters.

1. Thank you James Walton — ‘The Leviathan’s Apprentice’ available from him to purchase at: redunion@sympac.com.au. It includes poems that have appeared in the Age, and the Sydney Morning Herald, Bluepepper, Wonderbook, APJ, Writing Raw, 521, Hubgarden, Great Ocean Quarterly, Poetry d’Amour, Silver Birch Press, Australian Love Poems and a new fantasy sequence of poems.

2. Thanks to Melbourne Spoken Word and Ben Solah for their support for the Australian Poetry Podcast (and Robbie’s microphone). Check Melbourne Spoken Word’s awesome new crowdfunded website: http://melbournespokenword.com.

Copies of Regime Magazine 05 on the way to:

Brad Frederikson
Michele Seminara
Indigo Eli
Nathaniel O’Reilly

Thanks to the generosity of:

Chelsea Heath
Lisa Brockwell
Andy Jackson


Theme music ‘The Rap’, kindly provided by the coolest of cats, Assif Tsahar, Peter Kowald and Rashied Ali.