Jo Yang was born and raised in Naarm/Melbourne and now based in Tennant Creek (Warumungu country), Jo Yang is a teacher, podcaster, writer, and now, poet. While watching various artists on Youtube had sparked her interest in spoken word growing up, it wasn’t until 2022 when she finally tried it for herself, attending a poetry workshop out of curiosity. She has since won the 2022 Australian Poetry Slam and performed across Australia, and will make appearances in international festivals later this year. Her poetry is influenced heavily by her Chinese identity and pride, as well as her role as a high school educator. With often tough topics to flesh out, she values the art of storytelling through humour and compassion.