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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.

 

Reflection

"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