David Stavanger is a poet, performer, cultural producer, editor and lapsed psychologist. His first full-length poetry collection The Special (UQP, 2014) was awarded the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize and the Wesley Michel Wright Poetry Prize. His new collection is Case Notes (UWAP, 2020). Stavanger is also the co-editor of Solid Air: Australian & New Zealand Spoken Word (UQP, 2019). These days he lives between the stage and the page.