By Stavanger, DavidBy Te Whiu, Anne-Marie
Over the past decade, Spoken Word has established itself as a central part of contemporary Australian & New Zealand poetry. For the first-time ever, these voices are transported from the stage to the page, captured in print so that the spoken-word experience can be shared with a ...new and broader audience. Solid Air showcases the work of more than 100 performance poets - combining elements of slam, hip-hop and experimental performance poetry - to deliver an unforgettable reading experience that is both literary and loud. Poems capture themes of modern culture, identity and resistance. Contributors include- Ali Cobby Eckermann, Hera Lindsay Bird, Claire G. Taika Waititi, Courtney Barnett, Michelle Law, Hannah Gadsby, Luka Lesson and many, many more.Read more
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David Stavangeris a poet, performer, editor, cultural producer and lapsed psychologist. In 2013 he won the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for The Special (UQP), which was awarded the 2015 Wesley Michel Wright Poetry Prize. He was co-director of the Queensland Poetry Festival from 2015 to 2017, and has been at the forefront of founding poetry slam in Australia. Also known as the Green Room-nominated spoken word artist Ghostboy, he lives between the stage and the page. Anne-Marie Te Whiu is a cultural producer and editor. She was co-director of the Queensland Poetry Festival from 2015 to 2017, and is co-editor of Verity La's spoken word stream 'Slot Machine' and 'Discoursing Diaspora'. Anne-Marie is an emerging Maori-Australian poet, weaver and experienced theatre practitioner, having studied a Double Major in Drama and Literature and winning several short play awards as a director. Born and raised in Brisbane, she is a proud descendant of the Te Rarawa tribe in Northland, Aotearoa.
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