Almanac Poetry: Miner Poets – ABC Radio National ‘History Listen’


‘Miner Poets’, an ABC Radio National ‘History Listen’ program produced by Malcolm McKinnon in collaboration with  Annie Venables and Richard Wolfe, is a wonderful program of verse and song that will complement the recent stories published on The Footy Almanac about football in Tasmania’s west mining communities.


Malcolm McKinnon and Annie Venables are pleased to let you know that their ‘Miner Poets’ radio documentary – exploring the history and culture of poetry and song in Tasmania’s west coast mining communities – will go to air on ABC Radio National in the ‘History Listen”  slot at 11am net Tues (17 August), with repeat broadcasts on Saturday 21 August at 5.30pm and Monday 23 August at 12am.


There’s an ABC web-page devoted to the program, including a link to play and download the radio show as a podcast. There’s also a video clip. They can be viewed here.


Malcolm and Annie would like you to please pass on this link and mention the program to anyone you know that may be interested. And, of course, all critical feedback shall be gratefully accepted.


Feedback can be given to:

[email protected]

[email protected]


Read the Gravel and Mud stories HERE


Check these early footy films produced by Malcolm McKinnon HERE



The Tigers (Covid) Almanac 2020 will be published in the coming weeks. It will have all the usual features – a game by game account of the Tigers season – and will also include some of the best Almanac writing from the Covid winter.  Pre-order right now HERE


More poetry from Almanac Poetry can be read HERE


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