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 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.

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.