‘Australian Poetry Journal’, Volume 8.2 – ‘spoken’, features new works by more than 60 Australian poets, with poetry guest-edited by prominent spoken-word poets and curators, Andrew Galan and David Stavanger. This playlist presents 15 of the 42 spoken-word poets they curated for 8.2, selected with a focus on producing the first in-print journal of Australian spoken word. The playlist also includes a poem by the late, highly esteemed Candy Royalle. Recordings by Laurie May and Sarah Saleh will be added into the future.

Designer: Stuart Geddes

Publisher: Jacinta Le Plastrier

Cover artwork: Photograph by Roya Ann Miller on Unsplash

8.2 Playlist Producer: Izzy Roberts-Orr (Sydney recordings by Allison Chan)


The Journal volume was published with the support of Australia Council for the Arts Projects Grant 2018, whose funding also supported the creation of this playlist.