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Sarah Temporal is a prize-winning poet, writer and educator from the Northern Rivers NSW. She began her writing journey as a spoken-word poet in the early 2000s, and has since performed at festivals and events Australia-wide. More recently her work has been shortlisted for the South Coast Writers Centre Poetry Prize, highly commended for the XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken-Word, and published in the Australian Poetry Anthology.

Sarah is a skilful and inclusive facilitator and host, running poetry events and projects through her community arts initiative, Poets Out Loud. She has run workshops for Red Room Poetry Month, Wollongong Writers Centre, and the GranSlam project (slam poetry for seniors). Sarah is the creator and director of Poets Out Loud Youth Program, empowering young voices through slam poetry.

Sarah is currently completing her debut print poetry collection and exploring innovative ways to present poetry in performance. Follow her on FB or Insta to find out where she is performing next, or contact Sarah for bookings.

Poets Out Loud

Poets Out Loud is a platform for spoken-word events and projects, based in the Northern Rivers of NSW.

Sarah Temporal runs Poets Out Loud open mic once a month in Murwillumbah, the Youth Poetry Slam, school workshops, and special events such as the Super Slam.

A grassroots network of writers, word-lovers, and supporters, we are proud to contribute to the creative community of the Northern Rivers.

See poetsoutloud.org for more.

Poems

‘Three Secrets’ (who gave birth to my daughter?)

‘Three Secrets’ explores the interconnected bodily experiences of women who have given birth by by Caesarian section. The poem was shortlisted for the 2021 South Coast Writers Centre Poetry Prize and published in the ‘Legacies’ Anthology. As an audio-poem it was highly commended for the 2020 XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word.

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