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Maxine Beneba Clarke
Photo Credit: Michael Reynolds

Maxine Beneba Clarke is an Australian writer and slam poetry champion of Afro-Caribbean heritage – she is also our first poetry audio submission – so please note that we are open to receiving audio poetry as well as more traditional text submissions.

Use the player below to listen to her work.

Editor’s note: we would like to advise a language warning and a trigger warning for those who may have experienced homophobic abuse, transphobia and family violence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maxine Beneba Clarke

Author: Maxine Beneba Clarke

Maxine Beneba Clarke is an Australian writer and slam poetry champion of Afro-Caribbean heritage. She is the author of the poetry collections Gil Scott Heron is on Parole (Picaro Press, 2009) and Nothing Here Needs Fixing (Picaro Press, 2013). Foreign Soil, Maxine’s first collection of fiction, won the 2013 Victorian Premier’s Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, and will be published by Hachette Australia in May 2014.