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 October 03, 2015

Alex Dimitriades is ‘The Principal’

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

Portrait September 19, 2015

Hugh Jackman: the talent

An allotted nine minutes, 3.5 metres from Hugh Jackman.

Portrait August 15, 2015

Heavy traffic

One man's quest to end racism.

Portrait July 25, 2015

The Twain shall meet

On the streets with Iranian author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi.

Portrait July 04, 2015

Kevin Rudd’s nephew, artist Van T. Rudd

Controversial Australian artist and activist Van T. Rudd talks politics and ‘non-gallery’ art.

Portrait June 20, 2015

An intellectual evening with Dr Cornel West

Champion for racial justice Cornel West struts his stuff.

Portrait June 06, 2015

Catherine Deveny’s comedic weals take time to heal

What Catherine Deveny realises she was really wrong about.

Portrait May 02, 2015

Between the covers with The Book Club’s Jason Steger

When it comes to being well read, Jason Steger's up there with the best.

Portrait April 18, 2015

All’s Rosie for bestselling author Graeme Simsion

For Rosie Project writer Graeme Simsion, the journey to overnight success started long ago.