David Stavanger is a poet, performer, and cultural producer. In 2013 he won the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, resulting in the release of The Special (UQP), his first full-length collection of poetry which was also awarded the 2015 Wesley Michel Wright Poetry Prize. David is currently the Co-Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival. His prose-poem ‘The Electric Journal’ was a finalist of the 2016 Newcastle Poetry Prize. He is also sometimes known as Green Room-nominated ‘spoken weird’ artist ‘Ghostboy’.