In this very special episode, Sofia and Georgia speak to the marvellous Scott-Patrick Mitchell, a Boorloo (Perth)-based poet, writer and mentor, about their poetry collection "Clean," which was shortlisted for both Book of the Year at the 2023 WA Premier's Book Awards and in the poetry category at the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards. We talk to Scott-Patrick about not only their experience of composing Clean, but what poetry means to them and how writing - and art as a whole - can bring out the beautiful in the darkest of circumstances. Scott-Patrick also shares their personal tips for emerging poets, as well as what's next in their writing journey. Thank you so much to Scott-Patrick for being on the podcast!
DISCLAIMER: This episode refers to Scott-Patrick's journey of methamphetamine addiction and recovery. If you find this topic triggering, please proceed with caution or skip this episode if needed. If you need help, please reach out to services such as WA's Alcohol and Drug Support Line at 1800 198 024.
MESSAGE FROM GEORGIA: Towards the end of this episode I mistakingly refer to Scott-Patrick using he/him pronouns - I want to make it clear that Scott-Patrick uses THEY/THEM pronouns, and I apologise to them and listeners for not using them. WFSO is an all-inclusive podcast and guests deserve the right to be referred to by their preferred names and pronouns.
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KSP Writers Centre website: https://www.kspwriterscentre.com