The Writer’s Range host Mojo Anderson interviews Australian writer and performance poet Emilie Zoey Baker
Baker is a poet, teacher, and Education Officer at Australian Poetry Center. Her voice is clear, passionate and contagious. I can think of no one better to teach poetry to an audience of any age.
Highlights from the podcast:
The word “abracadabra” – comes from an Aramaic phrase: “Abracadchabra” meaning I will create as I speak.
Baker is a big proponent of Twitter where she tweets as @easybee: “If Whitman was alive, he’d be tweeting.”
On teaching poetry to teens: Poetry not seen as fun, enjoyable by kids… “Trying to teach poetry using a textbook is like trying to teach about the ocean using a glass of water.”