David Stavanger a.k.a. Ghostboy - Won the prestigious Performance Poetry World Cup in 2005 and operates as QLD’s unofficial “slammaster”.
His poems have been published in various magazines, newspapers and anthologies including the upcoming American anthology showcasing the best of the worlds spoken word artists The Spoken Word Revolution (2nd Ed).
Following being offered an Arts QLD Grant, his first book Station to Station and
CD If I was a Rock'N'Roll Girlfriend were both released in June 2006 (ouTsideR Press).
Ghostboy also created and is the ongoing ringmaster for ouTsideRs which is now Queensland's premier performance poetry & slam event.
In recent years he has performed as a featured guest at a wide range of festivals and venues in Australia including the Brisbane Writers Festival, Broken Hill Poetry Festival, Montselvat Poetry Festival, Noosa Long Weekend Arts Festival, Poetry After Dark, QLD Poetry Festival, QLD Writers Centre Wordpool series, the Sydney Writers Festival as well as being invited by the Woodford Folk Festival 2006/7 to perform a highly successful 6 night residency with Golden Virtues as part of the WordFood stage that he co-created with acclaimed spoken word artist Miles Merrill.
2007 will see David launch a new independent poetry press with renowned QLD poet Graham Nunn. Small Change Press will launch 4 titles in 2007, a year in which David will also be coordinating the QLD leg of Australia’s first National Slam run by the State Library of QLD. David is also a key member of the QLD Poetry Festival management committee.