Featured Artists

Emilie Zoey Baker

Emilie Zoey Baker is an award-winning Australian poet and spoken-word performer who has toured nationally and internationally performing and writing. She was the winner of the Berlin International Literature Festival’s poetry slam ‘Slam!Review’, as its first Australian guest. She performs regularly at arts and literature festivals, including Ubud and the Milosz festival in Poland. She has appeared at the Sydney Opera House, TEDx Melbourne and ‘Do’ Lectures Australia. Emilie was a Fellow at the State Library of Victoria, and has previously been poet-in-residence for Museums Victoria and coordinator for the National Australian Poetry Slam. She has taught poetry everywhere from the central Australian desert to a Chicago university to the Green School in Bali and in 2018 was core faculty for the spoken word program at Canada’s Banff Centre. She teaches poetry and slam in primary and secondary schools and is the creative director of OutLoud Australian Poetry’s first youth slam.
She is also the author of fourteen children’s books and has been published widely both in Australia and overseas, including in Best Australian Love Poems (Inkerman & Blunt) Sincerely, and Yours Truly. (Penguin)
She is also the host and co-producer of the monthly spoken word event Better Off Said with Marieke Hardy.


Better Off Said – Eulogies for the Living and the Dead

YA Slam Poetry Jam

Reverberations – Poetry Finale