Mary Catanzariti slam dunks another goal at Griffith City Library poetry performance

Oliver Jacques
Updated May 30 2017 - 5:41pm, first published May 29 2017 - 6:30pm

A bloke in regional Australia who liked poetry used to be considered “suspect”. But hip and hop and slam poetry have helped masculinise the art form, and times are a-changing. 

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Oliver Jacques

Oliver Jacques


Moved to Griffith as a refugee from Sydney traffic and housing prices. Previously freelanced for The Guardian, ABC, SBS and Daily Telegraph. Email story ideas to

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