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 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.

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.