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Stavanger, David

David Stavanger is a poet, performer, cultural producer, editor and lapsed psychologist. In 2013 he won the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, resulting in The Special (UQP), which was awarded the 2015 Wesley Michel Wright Poetry Prize. David was selected as a 2018 Melbourne Visiting Poet by RMIT/Australian Poetry and was Co-Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival (2015-17). David is also known as Green Room-nominated spoken word artist Ghostboy. These days he lives between the stage and the page.

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Solid Air: Australian and New Zealand Spoken Word

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A ground-breaking and original collection that celebrates Australia and New Zealand’s leading performance poets, direct from stage to page.


The Special

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Both fun and playful, Stavanger’s poems display wit and beguiling originality. They shift from the oddball to the vulnerable and from the zany to the deeply meditative.