OutLoud 2019 Poems

Australian Poetry

This special e-chapbook presents the five finalist poems in the 2019 Secondary Schools Slam competition, OutLoud Eco!Slam 2019, including the winning poem. It is also a kind of bespoke sampler of all the extraordinary poems produced by 29 Secondary teams, and four Primary teams who participated this year. Along with partnerships for OutLoud 2019 with the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program 2019, Melbourne Writers Festival, Red Room Poetry, Express Media and Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, AP is also grateful for our publications and festivals funding supporters at the Cultural Fund, Australia Council for the Arts and Creative Victoria. Most of all we would like to deeply thank Creative Director, Emilie Zoey Baker, whose exciting vision founded OutLoud nine years ago, and all the inspiring poets and their teachers who participated in 2019. Slam!!!

Creative Director: Emilie Zoey Baker

Designer: Sophie Gaur

Publisher: Australian Poetry

Pic credits: Brendan Bonsack

Cover page: Emilie Zoey Baker with the winning team from Nossal High School

Second image: Emilie with 2019 Secondary finalists, judges and Auslan translator

Australian Poetry, based at The Wheeler Centre in Naarm/Melbourne, acknowledges the custodians and owners of the land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.