Aloma Davis is an emerging poet and a not-so-emerging English teacher, living in Melbourne. A lover of words from childhood, her writing is concerned with social justice, beauty and kindness. Despite her best efforts, birds frequently fly in and out of her poems.

In 2022, she was a national finalist in the Australian Poetry Slam and was commissioned by Red Room Poetry to write for their anthology, Admissions (2022), with the poem ‘But you don’t look autistic…’ Her poem ‘The Good Socks’ featured in the International Human Rights Art Festival in New York, 2023 and on ABC’s 774 Melbourne radio, where listeners called in to report being ‘completely destroyed’ and ‘bawling their eyes out’. She takes no responsibility for this.

Aloma regularly performs her works at Victorian writing events such as the Clunes Booktown Festival and in the vibrant spoken word scene in Melbourne. She hopes to see you there.


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    Admissions Anthology

    We've partnered with our MAD Poetry Coordinator, David Stavanger and Upswell Publishing to support the release of the forthcoming lived-experience mental health poetry anthology Admissions: Voices Within Mental Health.
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    Red Room Fellowship

    The Fellowship is an annual residency program recognising the achievements and artistic goals of contemporary Australian poets. Applications for the 2024 Fellowship are now open.