Gloria Demillo is a poet, spoken word performer and multidisciplinary creative from Western Sydney, New South Wales. Their creative portfolio started with poetry and spoken word, and eventually led to community-based event organisation for marginalised groups in Sydney. They have worked closely with Word Travels for Australian Poetry Slam, Bankstown Poetry Slam, Radio Skidrow and founded UNSW Poetry Slam.
Gloria’s most notable contributions include the Harana Poetry Tour for the Art Gallery of New South Wales; published works in Cordite Poetry Review, UNSWeetened 2014, Bankstown Poetry Slam’s anthologies ‘On Second Thought’ and ‘The Resurrection’; an installation based on environmentalism for Bankstown Council; and poetry performances at Sydney International Women’s Poetry and Arts Festival, Wollongong Writers Festival, Glebe Street Fair, and the Bankstown Poetry Slam Olympics.
When they’re not doing anything related to poetry, they’re also an emerging actor and podcast-making enthusiast. And if they’re not doing that, they’re deep in social research or writing long-winded business articles to make enough money to survive in this capitalist hellscape.