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 release of ‘The Special’ (University of Queensland Press); his first full-length collection of poetry which was awarded the 2015 Wesley Michel Wright Poetry Prize. His poem Octonaut was recently short-listed for the 2019 Moth Poetry Prize (Ireland) and his next Australia Council funded collection CASE NOTES is forthcoming with UWAP in 2020. David was was Co-Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival (2015-17). He is the Co-Editor of Rabbit Journal's Tense issue, Australian Poetry Journal 8.2 Spoken, Verity La’s spoken word stream Slot Machine and the anthology SOLID AIR: Australian & New Zealand Spoken Word (UQP, 2019). David is also sometimes known as Green Room-nominated spoken weird artist Ghostboy, helping to establish poetry slam in Australia. These days he lives between the stage and the page.
Appearing at Solid Air: The State Of Spoken Word