From the Lighthouse
1819: An Extraordinarily Prolific Year for Keats

1819: An Extraordinarily Prolific Year for Keats

July 3, 2019

The romantic poet John Keats wrote most of his most famous poetry in the year 1819: 200 years ago this year. This week, Stephanie is joined by Dr Geoffrey Payne for an expansive discussion about Keats's life, death, poetry, and why 1819 was such an extraordinarily prolific year for him.

The Myth, the Heights, the Poetry and the Dogs: 200 Years of Emily Bronte

The Myth, the Heights, the Poetry and the Dogs: 200 Years of Emily Bronte

July 25, 2018

Emily Bronte was born on 30 July 1818: 200 years ago this month. To celebrate her 200th birthday, Stephanie was joined by Dr Lee O'Brien to discuss the Bronte myth, Wuthering Heights, poetry, and dogs.

Medicine, Literature, Interceptionality, and Literary Gate-Keeping: An Interview with Michelle Cahill

Medicine, Literature, Interceptionality, and Literary Gate-Keeping: An Interview with Michelle Cahill

March 21, 2018

This week, Stephanie and Michelle interview Michelle Cahill, writer and managing director of the literary journal Mascara. In this wide-ranging discussion, they talk about the intersection of medicine and literature, interceptionality, and literary gate-keeping.

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Special Event: A Day of Literature, Music & Culture at M on the Bund

Special Event: A Day of Literature, Music & Culture at M on the Bund

January 30, 2018

A special From the Lighthouse presentation: an evening of poetry and song in China! Featuring Toby Davidson, Jane Messer and Hsu-Ming Teo reading their works, with musical accompaniment by Shu-Cheen Yu.

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The Life of a Creative Mind: A Discussion with Associate Professor Marcelle Freiman

The Life of a Creative Mind: A Discussion with Associate Professor Marcelle Freiman

January 24, 2018

One of the perks of working in an English department is getting to work alongside writers. This week, Stephanie and Michelle are joined by Associate Professor Marcelle Freiman to discuss Marcelle's writing life. They discuss her youth in South Africa, migration to the UK and Australia, her career as a poet, and the life of a creative mind. 

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Percy Bysshe Shelley, Poet of Poets

Percy Bysshe Shelley, Poet of Poets

January 10, 2018

In a year of big Romantic anniversaries, Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Ozymandias" celebrates 200 years since its publication on 11 January 2018. To celebrate, Stephanie is joined by Dr Geoff Payne to discuss the poem, Percy Shelley, his scandalous life, and the time somebody tried to assassinate him.

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Francis Webb: The Best Australian Poet You’ve Never Heard Of

Francis Webb: The Best Australian Poet You’ve Never Heard Of

August 22, 2017

Francis Webb is the best Australian poet you've never heard of. At least, that's what Dr Toby Davidson thinks. This week, Stephanie and Michelle discuss Australian poetry, cultural cringe, and Francis Webb's influence on the poets who came after him. This podcast also features recordings of Francis Webb reading his own poetry.