David Stavanger

David Stavanger is poet, performer, cultural producer, editor and former psychologist living on unceded Dharawal land. His first full-length poetry collection, The Special (UQP, 2014), was awarded several prizes and his most recent, Case Notes (UWAP, 2020), won the 2021 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Poetry. David is the co-editor of Solid Air: Collected Australian & New Zealand Spoken Word (UQP, 2019) and Admissions: Voices Within Mental Health (Upswell, 2022.) He produces MAD Poetry (writers with lived mental health experience) for Red Room Poetry.