Anna Stewart

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Anna

first stumbled across a spoken word poetry event three years ago because they had a crush on someone working the bar. They immediately fell in love with the art and have since become a fixed performer in the Hobart scene. Their poetry is a conglomeration of rap, hip-hop, rhythm, and classical poetry, often focussing on themes of queer Christianity, lgbtq issues and privilege. After competing in the 2017 APS national final they established the regular Hobart Slam competition WhamBamSilverSlam! and have featured at multiple events, including Melbourne’s GriffinSlam. To Anna, poetry has become a lifesaver and a platform for social change. They hope you will sit down and really think about your privilege and your pronouns after hearing their work.