KERI GLASTONBURY

Keri Glastonbury is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at The University of Newcastle. Her latest poetry collection is Newcastle Sonnets (Giramondo, 2018) an antipodean homage to Ted Berrigan’s New York-based The Sonnets. Keri was last a guest at the Queensland Poetry Festival ‘Subverse’ in 1999 reading from her first chapbook Hygenic Lily (Five Islands

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JILLIAN BOYD BOWIE

Jillian is a Torres Strait Islander woman from the Samsep and Zagareb tribes of Erub and Mer. The award winning Bakir and Bi is Jillian’s first published book, one of two winners of the 2012 Black&write! Fellowship.  Published by Magabala Books in Broome in collaboration with illustrator Tori-Jay Mordey and Black&write! Editors, Bakir and Bi reached

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YVETTE HOLT

Brisbane-born poet, academic, stand-up comedienne and photographer of femin_artistry desert landscapes – Yvette Holt heralds from the Yiman, Bidjara and Wakaman Nations of Queensland. A multi-award winning poet, a Board Director of the Australian Poetry Centre and Chairperson of the First Nations Australia Writers Network FNAWN, Yvette’s poetry has been widely anthologised and translated online and

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SAMMANEH POURSH

Sammaneh ‘Shampoo’ Poursh chooses to question, dramatise, perform and play with identity and its expressions in their work and life by using performance, costumes, makeup, words, illustration and photography, and the various junctures where these different media meet. WOMEN IN EXILE LISTENING TO QUEERNESS LIKE A PERSIAN

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DAVID STAVANGER

David Stavanger is a poet, performer, editor, cultural producer and lapsed psychologist. In 2013 he won the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, resulting in The Special (UQP), which was awarded the 2015 Wesley Michel Wright Poetry Prize. David was Co-Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival (2015-17) and is co-editor of Solid Air: Australian & New Zealand Spoken Word (UQP, 2019). These days he lives between the

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LLEWELLYN JONES

Llewellyn Jones is 34 years old. He lives on the Gold Coast and is passionate about art, poetry and teaching Auslan. He would love to help QPF audiences understand how Auslan can be turned into poetry. SIGN YOUR RHYME LISTEN IN SERIES: EMERGING VOICES SALON

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KATE LILLEY

Kate Lilley is a queer feminist poet-scholar. She is Poetry Editor of Southerly and an Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Sydney where she difrects the Creative Writing program. Her most recent book, Tilt(Vagabond 2018), won the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Poetry. Her previous books, Ladylike and Versary were shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Prize. Versary won the Grace Levin Prize. All

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JULIE WATTS

Julie Watts is the 2018 recipient of the Dorothy Hewitt Award. She is a Western Australian writer and Counsellor/Play Therapist and lives by the coast with her family. She has been published in various journals and anthologies including: Westerly, Cordite, Australian Poetry Anthology, Australian Love Poems 2013 and the Anthology of Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry. She was shortlisted in the Newcastle

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SUGAR MAGNOLIA WILSON

Sugar Magnolia Wilson is a Wellington-based poet originally from the Far North region of New Zealand. She has had work published in various online and print journals both in New Zealand and internationally. Her chapbook and art object, Pen Pal, was published by Pip Adam and Emma Barnes of Cats and Spaghetti Press in 2013.

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ELLEN VAN NEERVEN

Ellen van Neerven is an award-winning writer of Mununjali Yugambeh (South East Queensland) and Dutch heritage. Ellen writes fiction, poetry, plays and non-fiction.Ellen’s first book, Heat and Light (UQP, 2014), was the recipient of the David Unaipon Award, the Dobbie Literary Award and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Indigenous Writers Prize. Heat and Light was also shortlisted for The Stella Prize, the Queensland

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