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The School

Green Square is a medium to long term program primarily for students experiencing challenges in a mainstream setting. The school aims to support students through an individual case management approach to integrate successfully back into a mainstream school, or develop skills that will enhance their ability with their education to positively engage in the wider community.

The Project

On 19 August 2019, poet David Stavanger visited Green Square School to explore placemaking, connection to community, and stories of growing up. This program, part of Red Room Poetry's Youth Unlocked project, saw participants create poetry for street publication with an artist. Poems were performed at The Social Corner in Green Square.

Read the student poems >
Read David's poem 'Solitaire' >


This program is supported by MIRVAC and Landcom.

The Poet

David Stavanger

David Stavanger is an Australian poet, performer, cultural producer, editor and lapsed psychologist. His first full-length poetry collection The Special (UQP, 2014) was awarded the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize and the Wesley Michel Wright Poetry Prize. David co-directed Queensland Poetry Festival (2015-17) and is the co-editor of Australian Poetry Journal 8.2 Spoken, Rabbit 27 Tense, Verity La Slot Machine and SOLID AIR: Collected Australian & New Zealand Spoken Word (UQP, 2019.) His next collection is Case Notes (UWAP, 2020). David is also sometimes known as Green Room-nominated spoken weird artist Ghostboy. These days he lives between the stage and the page.



"Sometimes the poet is not there when you are there" – Youth Unlocked – David Stavanger 

"I was not friends with Duchamp on entering. We are not friends on leaving" – Punch Lines: Poets Play Duchamp – David Stavanger