Solid Air: Australian and New Zealand Spoken Word, edited by David Stavanger and Anne-Marie Te Whiu is a really fabulous, unique collection just published by UQP. I’m delighted to have the text of my video poem dog daze included in the mix.
As the promo says, “Over the past decade, Spoken Word has established itself as a central part of contemporary Australian & New Zealand poetry. For the first time ever, these voices are transported from the stage to the page, captured in print so that the spoken-word experience can be shared with a new and broader audience.
Solid Air showcases the work of more than 100 performance poets – combining elements of slam, hip-hop and experimental performance poetry – to deliver an unforgettable reading experience that is both literary and loud. Poems capture themes of modern culture, identity and resistance.”