Craig Greens’ poetry sheds light into the darkness. It brings a joy to the heartache that blinds, yet all too often binds humanity. His work, though naïve, is sublimely potent and relevant. His first children’s book is due for release in the New Year.
Hasitha Adhikariarachchi - Multilingual Slam
Hasitha Adhikariarachchi, a poet born and raised in Sri Lanka, now calls Sydney home. She is the founder of Sri Lankan literacy website www.queenofsea.com, a platform for emerging female writers to publish their creative writing. She has been previously published in Write to Reconcile II anthology. She is currently working on her debut fantasy story-book.
Josh Holmes - Bryon Bay
"Poetry is like the moon, it doesn't explain itself yet it still makes waves" - Josh Holmes.
Originally from Central Queensland, Lewis' life was changed when he attended a music camp at the age of nine, where he fell in love with creativity and writing. When he finished High School, Lewis moved to the Central Coast and started working with the charity "Musicians Making a Difference" to use his art to help youth. Lewis is also a magician and a cheesy garlic naan bread enthusiast.
Max is a student who has been interested in poetry, writing, drama and performance for many years. He has been in many plays and performed poetry in different locations. Max says, "I hope to paint pictures with my poetry and connect with the crowd through the shared experience".
Nikki H. Is a full time mum and disability support manager. In this full time life, when a spare moment arises she is writing poetry. Living in a small coastal town and growing up always with a beach for a backyard, Nikki has a love of all forms of creative expression. From dance, drama, music, art, theatre, books, reading, and many styles of writing.
Sam Turnbull - Byron Bay
Sam Turnbull is a journalist, a children's author, education student and a mum-of-two. She discovered slam poetry in 2014 and loves the opportunities it gives everyone to be seen and heard. She is competing against her husband Bruce in the NSW Finals of the Australian Poetry Slam.
Solli Raphael - Coffs Harbour
Solli Rapheal, is a 12-year-old, home-schooling student. His hobbies include long-distance-running, being an entrepreneur and writing books he hopes to be published in the near future. He has been a performer, debater and public speaker, but never thought he'd become a poet. Enjoying this poetic experience, and is grateful for the skills he's learns.
Sophie L. Meredith sprouted in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England lives with her young family in Bathurst, Australia. and is completing her PhD at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Aside from publishing academically, Sophie enjoys writing and performing poetry particularly around themes of gender, aging, LGBTIQ and social justice. www.sophiemeredith.com