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 March 04, 2017

Artist TextaQueen

Getting to know TextaQueen through her first survey show, Between You and Me.

Portrait February 11, 2017

ABC host Jane Hutcheon

Maxine Beneba Clarke reflects on the interviewer as she appears on One Plus One.

Portrait December 23, 2016

Writer and activist Tasneem Chopra

Tasneem Chopra on the nativity.

Portrait November 19, 2016

Author and editor Masha Gessen

Breakfast with fearless Russian journalist Masha Gessen.

Portrait October 08, 2016

DMC parkour at Sydney Opera House

Fairfield’s Dauntless Movement Crew parkour performers.

Portrait September 17, 2016

Confronting Lionel Shriver

Face to face with author Lionel Shriver after her controversial Brisbane Writers Festival address.

Portrait September 03, 2016

Author and poet Michel Faber

Ice cream for breakfast with Michel Faber.

Opinion August 13, 2016

Our unnamed racism holds us back

“There is a reason people such as Leak fear and resist the word racism. It is powerful. It is definitive. It carries the inescapable burn of hard truth. ”

Portrait June 04, 2016

High school teacher Ernest Price

In class with trans teacher Ernest Price.