Alicia Sometimes

Alicia Sometimes is a writer, poet, broadcaster and musician. She was the host of 3RRR’s writing and spoken word show Aural Text for fourteen years and is a regular guest on 774 and Radio National. Sometimes was editor of the national literary journal Going Down Swinging for seven years and has appeared in ABC TV's Sunday Arts and Best Australian Poems. She has performed her spoken word at many venues, festivals and events around the world; has two poetry collections, kissing the curve and Soundtrack; is a 2014 Fellow at the State Library of Victoria; and was director and co-writer of the 2009 Melbourne International Arts Festival science-poetry show, Elemental – now touring in 2014.

Radio Laneways and the Melbourne Sound

Photograph by Catarina Fizzano Don’t use the phone. People are never ready to answer it. Use poetry. – Jack Kerouac It’s a beautiful thing to know what came before. Who walked the laneways ahead of you, smoothed any paths that …

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My Father’s House

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one sip away from the verse

alicia sometimes co-edits Going Down Swinging.


movements [in music]

alicia sometimes co-edits Going Down Swinging.


International Date Lines

alicia sometimes really likes the thump of a bass. She had a brief stint as a rock girl in the mid nineties in a surfie, hula-hoop, grunge band. She is a poet who still loves to be surrounded by music, performing her work many, many times on stage, train and automobile. alicia also loves numbers.

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AJ Weberman & the Trashcan

in 1971 on MacDougal Street New York a 25 year old           unkempt with wispy hair shouted out the front of Bob Dylan's house: FREE BOB DYLAN! members of a group called DLF           (Dylan Liberation Front) were upset that Bob was …

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