Blurring the boundaries between the fine and applied arts.
Philip Norton ‘s “Teach Yourself Atomic Physics”.
Philip Norton is originally from Chicago and was runner-up in Mark Smith’s first ever slam series final at the Green Mill in 1984. He then left for Japan where he lived for 6 years, performing at the Kyoto Connection and teaching Modern Poetry at the Kyoto University of Education. Now residing in Australia, Norton was profiled in the ABC television special Voices (Australia’s United States of Poetry) commemorating the inaugural National Poetry Day. He was the Text Program Coordinator for Next Wave Festival 2000 and as a free lance producer has produced programs for ABC’s Poetica, Airplay and Radio Eye. He is currently the performance editor of Cordite Magazine and is the Creative Director and founder of the weekly multi-arts event Babble, Melbourne’s most successful spoken word night.