David Stavanger

David Stavanger is a poet, cultural producer, editor and former psychologist living on unceded Dharawal land. His first full-length poetry collection, The Special (UQP, 2014), was awarded the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize and the Wesley Michel Wright Poetry Prize. He is the co-editor of Solid Air: Collected Australian & New Zealand Spoken Word (UQP, 2019) and Admissions: Voices Within Mental Health (Upswell Publishing, 2022.) David's latest collection, Case Notes (UWAP, 2020), won the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry.


openings can be challenging where to sit everyone who has a chair named after them opera chair from investment banking requires ergonomics being chair of an arts org is both pleasure and responsibility [chair now an object, now belonging to …

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You Seeking a relationship with a Psychotherapist My current relationship status Hyper-vigilant My height Reduced My body type Venus flytrap Do you have children One previous episode My Personality I like it when you smile, I love it when you …

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Man (o) Rina 7

Chainsaw theory: sharpen metal fangs (skin) take notes from bone Hareless chaser: groom rabbit chest case ivory moon (with toothbrush) Dusky grasswren: flanks the heart of carparks (mouse-­‐like) spooks air born harbinger Dangerous trade: putting a head into a mouth …

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Everyday Magician (매일의 마술사)

another boy catches a drive ►by bullet in his chest. born with straightjackets we buy records and start fires. gravity lets go. in the city no-one drowned last night. the florist saws another white lady in half. so many mis-made …

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Do Not Feed the Lion (사자에게 먹이를 주지 마라)

enter the tangle stay in groups, make sure you’re alone bare your fangs, smile with tiger eyes do not feed the lion scratch your back watch the big cat take your hands start to run when your confidence wanes do …

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In Laws

we were dead before the sun sank

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