‘The poetry community is a living thing,’ David Stavanger says. With all in-person poetry events on hold when we recorded this interview, that statement has never felt more true.
David and I talk about his latest book, ‘Case Notes’, along with the joys and challenges of being a producer in the arts, the work of investigating and questioning accepted language (‘gig economy’, ‘sleep hygiene’ and ‘self-care’ to name a few), and why sometimes it’s important to remember that poetry isn’t saving lives.
- Case Notes by David Stavanger, UWA Publishing, 2020
- Solid Air: Australian and New Zealand Spoken Word edited by David Stavanger & Anne-Marie Te Whiu, UQP, 2019
- The Special by David Stavanger, UQP, 2014
- I Can’t Stop Watching Contagion by Folding Ideas (‘We remember January but it has as much presence in the mind as childhood.’)