Now – as you probably know, as well as the usual platforms (this site, soundcloud, iTunes/Apple) you can now get to Sweetman Podcast on Spotify – follow it there and have it saved in your Spotify library.
I had a conversation this week with Hadassah Grace – she’s a performance poet, writer, former sex-worker, survivor of many things – including the Christchurch earthquakes. She also grew up the daughter of “minor Christian celebrities”.
We talk about all of this – and much more – including her upcoming first published collection which you can pre-order or learn more about here.
Hadassah and I had never really met. Well, we’d said a quick hello at a poetry event late last year – but in this conversation we talked about all manner of things. Including, a quick warning, the most recent and shocking events in Christchurch. Like anyone in New Zealand we are of course still trying to process this…
This is a long conversation – and I really loved it. We went deep. Depression and mental health, writing as therapy, the need to have creative projects, and of course you’ll also get to hear Hadassah read some of the poems.
Think of it then as a sneak preview of the book.
I think of it as one of my favourite conversations from recent times. And I sure hope you enjoy it also.