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Solid Air: Australian and New Zealand Spoken Word

A ground-breaking and original collection that celebrates Australia and New Zealand’s leading performance poets, direct from stage to page.
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Over the past decade, Spoken Word has established itself as a central part of contemporary Australian & New Zealand poetry. For the first time ever, these voices are transported from the stage to the page, captured in print so that the spoken-word experience can be shared with a new and broader audience.

Solid Air showcases the work of more than 100 performance poets – combining elements of slam, hip-hop and experimental performance poetry – to deliver an unforgettable reading experience that is both literary and loud. Poems capture themes of modern culture, identity and resistance.

Contributors include: Ali Cobby Eckermann, Omar Musa, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Taika Waititi, Quan (Regurgitator), Claire G. Coleman, Tayi Tibble, Hera Lindsay Bird, Behrouz Boochani, Luka Lesson, Steven Oliver, PiO,Candy Royalle, Michelle Law, Courtney Barnett, Quinn Eades, Selina Tusitala Marsh and many more.  

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