The seven poets recorded here were part of a sensational reading at Melbourne Writers Festival 2018, The Big Bent Poetry Read. Featuring Broede Carmody, Quinn Eades, Michael Farrell, Kate Lilley, Lian Low, Harry Reid and Ania Walwicz, it was hosted by Adolfo Aranjuez. The Big Bent was curated by all partners as a poetic exploration of gender and queerness. It was co-presented by Australian Poetry with MWF and Cordite Publishing. The event was funded under the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund grant to AP for its festivals 2018-2019. Thanks to Toby Fitch for his editing of this series also for the AUSTRALIAN POETRY JOURNAL 8.2 – ‘spoken’ volume.