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Mike Ladd

Mike Ladd is a poet, radio playwright and broadcaster. His first book of poems The Crack in the Crib was published in 1984 and followed by Picture's Edge and Close to Home. He was born in Berkeley, California in 1959. After studying philosophy and English at Adelaide University he became the singer of the punk band The Lounge. He has travelled in Africa, recording the traditional poet praise-singers known as "les griot" and is currently presenter and producer of PoeticA on Radio National.