Indigenous Slam Queen crowned Australian Poetry Slam Champion

Her very first performance brought the house down and now Melanie Mununggurr-Williams has been crowned Australian Poetry Slam Champion. Dropping an absolutely stunning slam about aboriginal identity, Melanie won crowds over with her complex piece about breaking free of inner demons, and “being caught between a western white mans world, and ancient aboriginal antiquity”. Her…

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Queensland Poetry Festival returns for 20th year with Lost Language, Found

This August, Queensland Poetry Festival will present their 20th event, with three days and four nights of poetry, spoken word, panels, film, performance, art installations, slam, comedy, and hip-hop. This year’s festival, Lost Language, Found, will have a particularly strong indigenous and first nation focus. Some ninety artists will be present for the festival, both…

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Ruckus Slam – New Globe Theatre, Brisbane (monthly)

Once a month, Fortitude Valley’s New Globe Theatre plays host to the antics of Ruckus Slam, an open mic poetry slam, where first timers and experienced poets alike are judged by a tin foil robot with dinosaur score cards. No, really. That’s what happens. February’s event showcased work from Singapore based poets Stephanie Dogfoot and Deborah…

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