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David Stavanger David Stavanger i(A102620 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.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2020 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Individuals and groups ($28,000)
2019 shortlisted Red Room Poetry Fellowship
2018 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $25,000.00

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Case Notes Nedlands : UWA Publishing , 2020 18541590 2020 selected work poetry

'Your name is not yours / once it’s in their mouth   

'The highly anticipated follow up to the award-winning collection The Special, this electric new body of work by David Stavanger is a mix tape of free verse, lyric poetry, found text, spoken word and flash fiction documenting the lived/living mental health experience and the well beyond.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards The C. J. Dennis Prize for Poetry
y separately published work icon The Special St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2014 7673880 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2013 winner Queensland Poetry Festival Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript
Fridge i "floats down river", 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: Ipswich Poetry Feast 2012;
2012 third prize Ipswich Poetry Feast Awards Joy Chambers & Reg Grundy Award – Open Age Other Poetry
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