Maxine Beneba Clarke is a widely published Australian writer of Afro-Caribbean descent and the author of the poetry collections GIL SCOTT HERON IS ON PAROLE (Picaro Press, 2009) and NOTHING HERE NEEDS FIXING (Picaro Press, forthcoming). As a spoken word performer, Maxine's work has been delivered on stages and airways, and in festivals across the country. Her short fiction, essays and poetry have been published in numerous publications including Overland, The Age, Big Issue, Cordite Poetry Review, Harvest, Voiceworks, Going Down Swinging, Unusual Work and Peril. Maxine lives in Melbourne, Victoria.
[Of Maxine's work] amazing - Tim Minchin One of the most compelling voices in Australian poetry this decade. - Overland an assured and skilful debut - The Weekend Australian Clarke lobs a molotov under any reader expecting a literary comfort zone ... this marks the arrival of a major new voice in the Australian literary landscape - Bookseller & Publisher