Maxine Beneba Clarke
is The Saturday Paper’s poet laureate, and the author of The Hate Race and Foreign Soil. She is a winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry.

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Portrait June 04, 2016

High school teacher Ernest Price

In class with trans teacher Ernest Price.

Portrait April 30, 2016

Remembering the sexy MF

The world is still not ready for Prince.

Portrait March 26, 2016

Comedian Aamer Rahman

An audience with Aamer Rahman

Portrait March 19, 2016

Feminist Karen Pickering

Hot buttered buns with SlutWalk Melbourne’s Karen Pickering.

Portrait March 05, 2016

Watching Julian Assange

A videolink with the world’s most famous fugitive.

Portrait February 13, 2016

Emails from the Obamas

Corresponding with the President.

Portrait November 07, 2015

Meeting Frances Adamson, Australia’s first lady in China

An audience with the chic and ever diplomatic Australian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China.

Portrait October 17, 2015

Best-selling US author Dave Eggers does Literary Vaudeville

What does McSweeney’s founder and editor Dave Eggers have in common with Buffy the Vampire Slayer?

Portrait October 03, 2015

Alex Dimitriades is ‘The Principal’

Alex Dimitriades is back to school and straight to the principal’s office.