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 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.

Portrait March 21, 2015

One fine Gay

Every second woman wants to be Roxane Gay – the rest want to be the Bad Feminist's best friend.

Portrait February 28, 2015

Transgender porn pioneer Buck Angel at my table

There are a few surprises in store before the lights go down on Buck Angel at the Spiegeltent.

Portrait February 14, 2015

Why Paralympian Kurt Fearnley is poetry in motion

Newly crowned Australian sports personality of 2014 Kurt Fearnley on what powers him home.

Portrait January 31, 2015

Blind film reviewer Tommy Edison’s ways of seeing

Blind since birth, Tommy Edison has made his mark in a most unexpected field – film reviewing.

Portrait December 20, 2014

Doorstopping St Nick

She thought she'd been nice, but maybe she'd been naughty. Why else would Santa refuse to see our writer?

Portrait November 15, 2014

Watching Paul Barry, the man who watches the media

Just what brings that distinctive smile to Media Watch host Paul Barry’s face?