David Stavanger i(65 works by) (a.k.a. David Stavenger)
Also writes as: Ghostboy
Gender: Male
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David's poetry has been widely published. His alter ego - Ghostboy - won the Performance Poetry World Cup (2005). He coordinates the Australian Poetry Slam (Queensland) and the WordFood slam at the Woodford Folk Festival. Ghostboy has performed his work on ABC & Triple J radio and at various festivals including the Brisbane Writers Festival, Byron Bay Writers Festival, and 'NightWords' at the Sydney Opera House.

Awards for Works

The Special 2014 selected work poetry

'Both fun and playful, Stavanger’s poems display wit and beguiling originality. They shift from the oddball to the vulnerable and from the zany to the deeply meditative.

Stavanger’s collection embodies a spirit of the post-post-modern in both intellect and spark, while playing off cool disjunctions against electrifying erudition. There is a strong trace of the performative and dramatic in these poems – Stavanger’s flair for performance poetry gives this award-winning collection a distinct and likeable flavour.' (Publication summary)

2013 winner The Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize
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