30 Emerging Voices Selected for #MADPoetry Anthology

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30 emerging poets have been selected through an open call-out to be part of a new lived experience mental health anthology

We've partnered with our MAD Poetry Coordinator, David Stavanger and Upswell Publishing to support the release of a forthcoming lived-experience mental health poetry anthology, which is supported by Australian Council for the Arts. The anthology will be released in October 2022 showcasing established and emerging voices including poets selected as part of our 2021 call out and some of our MAD Poetry commissioned writers.

Congratulations to the following 30 writers selected:

  • Steph Amir
  • Spencer Barberis
  • Sophie Bellotti
  • Rosie Bogumil
  • Jean Burke
  • Jen Chen
  • Maja Chodorowski
  • Andrew Cox
  • Aloma Davis
  • Kristen de Kline
  • Josie/Jocelyn Deane
  • Es Foong
  • Ela Fornalska
  • Alan Fyfe
  • Matehaere Hope Haami
  • Lajos Hamers
  • Olivia Hamilton
  • Jenny Hedley
  • K J
  • Saanjana Kapoor
  • Lesh Karan
  • Rozanna Lilley
  • Chris Lynch
  • Deborah Marcus
  • Michelle Rickerby
  • Tess Ridgway
  • Paris Rose
  • Samson Soulsby
  • Susie Walsh
  • Arlea Whelan

Huge congrats to all of these poets and thanks to everyone who made the effort to submit poems, we want to keep hearing new voices in this space.

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