In Part 2 of this two-part interview, Patricia Sykes, Angela Costi and Marion May Campbell talk with Tina Giannoukos about their works in the Spinifex Press anthology, "It's All Connected. Feminist Fiction and Poetry" along with editor Pauline Hopkins.
Pauline Hopkins is an editor at Spinifex Press and a bookseller. She majored in psychology at university and completed further studies in English and Professional Writing and Editing. She has worked in local government, as a speechwriter and media adviser in state government. She is an avid swimmer, has been a swim teacher, swim coach and lifeguard. She volunteers in the health secto
Patricia Sykes is a poet and librettist. Her collaborations with composer Liza lim have been performed nationally and internationally. A podcast, The Abbotsford Mysteries Song Cycle by Andrew Aronowicz, based on her collection, The Abbotsford Mysteries, is now available in podcast.
Angela Costi is the author of five collections of poetry, including Honey & Salt (Five Islands Press, shortlisted for Mary Gilmore Prize 2008) and An Embroidery of Old Maps and New (Spinifex Press, awarded The Book Prize for Poetry in English 2022 by the Greek Australian Cultural League); together with nine produced plays/performance-text. She was writer-in-residence at the former Kensington Public Housing Estate on the 'Relocated' arts project, which received the LGA national award for community innovation, 2002. She received the High Commendation for Contribution to Arts and Culture, Merri-bek Award 2021. She is known as Αγγελικη Κωστη among the Cypriot-Greek diaspora, her heritage.
Marion May Campbell’s recent works include the poetry collections languish (Upswell 2022) and third body (Whitmore Press 2018), and the memoir of her father The Man on the Mantelpiece (UWAP 2018).
Part 1 of this two-part interview featuring Pauline Hopkins and Sandy Jeffs is available here: https://www.3cr.org.au/spoken-word/episode/its-all-connected-part-1-paul...
The anthology, It's All Connected. Feminist Fiction and Poetry, is available from Spinifex Press: www.spinifexpress.com.au/shop/p/9781925950564(link is external)
Production and Interview: Tina Giannoukos