David Stavanger

David Stavanger - QLD

David Stavanger – aka Ghostboy – is the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde of Australian poetry. He is also a lapsed psychologist. His manuscript The Special won the 2013 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, and will be released by UQP in 2014. In 2012 he was commissioned as Queensland’s sole Writer in Residence as part of the National Year of Reading and he was also Australia’s inaugral ‘Reader-in’Resdience’ based at Brisbane Square Library. As his alter ego, Ghostboy, he is a Green Room nominated spoken word artist, who has won the Performance Poetry World Cup (Nimbin). Ghostboy also established the thriving QLD poetry slam scene and has performed on stages around the world, both solo and with the band Golden Virtues.