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Poet Caitlin Maling talks to Holden Sheppard about her latest collection, Fish Song, and about why we should read books we hate when writing our own manuscripts - News

Poet Caitlin Maling talks to Holden Sheppard about her latest collection, Fish Song, and about why we should read books we hate when writing our own manuscripts

June 12, 2019

In this episode of the Fremantle Press podcast, poet Caitlin Maling chats to Holden Sheppard about her new collection, Fish Song, which celebrates the beautiful coastline of Western Australia and the people and creatures that live on it.

Caitlin says writing poetry is a fundamentally positive act that can help you come to terms with the precarious nature of an eroding coastline and an eroding way of life. She also advises new and emerging authors about the benefits of ‘hate reading’. Listen in to learn more.

Music: ‘Letter to a Daughter of St George’, from the Meat Lunch EP: Songs from Floaters. Written by Alan Fyfe. Performed by Trevor Bentley (guitar and vocals – @trevormb) and Chris Parkinson (harmonica). Produced by Blake Carnaby of Nuglife studios with impresario work by Benjamin P. Newton.

Podcast editor: Lata Periakarpan

Mastered by: Aidan d’Adhemar