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Call out for new Melbourne Spoken Word committee members

Alongside myself, since 2014, Melbourne Spoken Word has been run by a dedicated committee of poets, some that have come and gone along the way. Meeting roughly once a month, […]

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Nikki Viveca / Asexual Love Poem

Winner of the Midsumma Festival Queer Poetry Slam, Nikki Viveca, performs ‘Asexual Love Poem’ at the Malthouse Theatre. Queer comedienne Nikki Viveca is a prolific performer in standup, spoken word […]

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Anisa Nandaula wins the 2018 XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word

In its 4th year, the Arts Queensland XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word is Australia’s only national arts award that recognises the growing field of spoken word and is named after […]

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Announcing the 2019 Melbourne Visiting Poets Program residents

The Melbourne Visiting Poets Program is proud to announce the selection of its 2019 regional resident.   Mindy Gill has been selected from Australian poets based outside of capital cities. […]

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Cas Lee / Brush

Cas Lee, the winner of the Slamalamadingdong Gender Outlaw Slam, performs ‘Brush.’ Cas is a young Korean-Australian poet, who is a currently studying at Monash University. As an advocate of […]

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Alison Whittaker / Murrispacetime

Alison Whittaker reads ‘Murrispacetime’ as part Blakwork, reading for the Melbourne Visiting Poets Program, at The Wheeler Centre in August 2018. Alison Whittaker is a Gomeroi poet, life writer and […]