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Maxine Clarke

Maxine Clarke is a West Indian-Australian writer, slam poet and freelance journalist. She has written for many publications, including The Age, The Big Issue, Good Reading, Australian Art Collector and The Koori Mail.

Maxine’s poetry examines the experiences of African descendants in the ‘new world’. She is the 2006 title holder of the NSW Writer’s Centre/Gleebooks Poetry Sprint, had placed second in the Doris Leadbetter Poetry Cup (2007) and the Northern Notes Poetry Slam (2007), and is a finalist in the Melbourne Writers Festival Poetry Slam (2008).

Maxine’s poetry and short plays have been published, performed and broadcast nationally and her poetry collection {Original Skin<


Maxine Clarke will be appearing:

15 Minutes of Fame – in conjunction with the Emerging Writers’ Festival, the MWF presents a short interview, reading and Q&A with literary talent Maxine Clarke.