Beth Spencer‘s most recent book is Vagabondage, a verse memoir published by UWAPublishing.
Her previous books include How to Conceive of a Girl (fiction) which was runner up for the Steele Rudd award. It was originally published by Vintage/Random House Australia, and is now available as a Kindle ebook.
A book of poetry — Things in a Glass Box — was published as a part of the SCARP/Five Islands New Poets series, and selections were broadcast as a feature on Radio National’s Poetica. Things in a Glass Box is also available as a Kindle ebook.
She has also published essays, academic articles, and newspaper columns; won the Age short story award; and written and produced work for ABC Radio National. A selection of her ABC sound and text pieces were collected on the double CD Body of Words (dogmedia, 2004).
She has been awarded several Australia Council Literature Board fellowships, a Varuna Writer’s Fellowship, the Inaugural Dinny O’Hearn fellowship at the Australian Centre, was an Age Short Story Award winner, and was awarded a PhD for her thesis The Body as Fiction/Fiction as a Way of Thinking.
December 1st, 2019 | 1 hr 11 mins
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Poetry is a powerful way to engage with big events and emotions. Magdalena Ball reads from her new book and discusses the art of dealing with the unimaginable.
October 20th, 2019 | 57 mins 6 secs
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Climactic has launched it's first new show, Art Breaker. Hear an interview with host and author Beth Spencer, and then the first episode of the show with award-winning author James Bradley.
September 27th, 2019 | 44 mins 53 secs
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Climactic contributors Beth and Fien were out at climate strikes outside of the main centres, and recorded great talks with strikers of all kinds. We also have a panel from a special screening of 2040, with SS4C and SEED organisers, and a representative of the City of Melbourne.
September 22nd, 2019 | 1 hr 3 mins
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Author and new collective member Beth Spencer hosts award-winning Australian author James Bradley on Climactic.