Limelight magazine just named ‘I Am That Woman’ featuring Amanda Anastasi, Viki Mealings, Jax Jacki Brown, Lana Woolf and Elizabeth ‘Lish’ Skec in their 5 Top Picks for Fringe in 2015! Read article here.
Santo Cazzati interviews Amanda Anastasi for the 3CR Spoken Word program about her poetry collection 2012 and other poems, during which they discuss their common interests of poetry, music and politics.
Right Now has just released an anthology entitled Poetic Justice: Contemporary Australian Voices on Equality and Human Rights. It is an anthology of the best human rights writing and art from the Right Now online magazine and includes commissioned poetry by Ali Alizadeh, Andy Jackson, Luka Lesson and Amanda Anastasi. It includes essays, fiction, poetry and visual art about human rights issues in Australia. From asylum seekers to Indigenous land rights; from the surveillance state to police racism, this anthology chronicles contemporary Australian debates about social justice.
Each of the works is an exercise in compassion as Poetic Justice seeks to recover the humanity too often lost in our discussions of human rights. Also featured in this anthology are essays by Malcolm Fraser, Julian Burnside, Anne Manne, Tony Birch, Pat Grant and a foreword by Christos Tsiolkas. The anthology is designed by Jenny Grigg. Purchase your copy here.
The words of Melbourne poets Amanda Anastasi, Lia Incognita, Andy Jackson, Benjamin Solah and Jacky T have been painted on a street art mural in Artists Lane, off Union Street, off Chapel Street in Windsor and are currently on display. Do check it out if you’re in the area! Artists Lane is an open gallery of street art and thanks go to the Stonnington City Council for commissioning the work of local artists and poets.