Maddie Godfrey

Maddie Godfrey is a Perth-bred writer, poet, feminist and spoken word educator who aims to facilitate compassionate conversations about social issues. At 23, they have performed poetry at The Sydney Opera House, The Royal Albert Hall, Glastonbury Festival, Amnesty International and TEDxWomen. In 2017 Maddie was a writer-in-residence at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, who later commissioned Maddie to write and perform an original poem during their late night mass. Maddie’s publishing highlights include Westerly Magazine, Button Poetry, Scum Mag, Seizure’s Stories Of Perth anthology and Cordite Poetry Review. In 2018 Maddie’s debut poetry collection, titled “How To Be Held” was released by Burning Eye Books (UK). Currently Maddie is completing their Honours degree, editing poetry for Voiceworks Magazine and working with Propel Youth Arts as the 2019 Creative Coordinator of Youth Week WA. Maddie is not a morning person.

Horoscope for My Queer Self, Two Years Ago

Maddie, pay attention. So there’s this TV personality called Antoni who you don’t know yet. He is a bisexual man who doesn’t shrink under spotlights. He’s on a show called Queer Eye which will make you cry one day. No, …

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