Sarah Temporal is a prize-winning poet, cultural producer, and educator from the Northern Rivers NSW.
Her poetry appears in Best of Australian Poems, Australian Poetry Anthology, Cordite, Meniscus and more. Her works have been shortlisted twice for the Arts Queensland XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken-Word. She is the winner of The Bunker Spoken-Word Prize 2021 and the Nimbin Performance Poetry World Cup 2019. Sarah has delivered poetry performances at Kyogle Writers Festival, Indie Festival Maitland and the National Folk Festival.
Sarah is a skilful and inclusive facilitator and host, running poetry events and projects through her community arts initiative, Poets Out Loud. She has facilitated writing workshops for Red Room Poetry Month, Wollongong Writers Centre, and the GranSlam project (slam poetry for seniors), as well as a year-long masterclass for young writers through the Storyboard program with Byron Writers Festival.
Sarah is recognised as a community leader in regional poetry and spoken-word, with a reputation for inclusivity and quality. She is the creator and director of Poets Out Loud Youth Program, empowering young voices through slam poetry, and produces the Youth Poetry Slam at Byron Writers Festival. She has worked with Murwillumbah Arts Trail, RealArtWorks, and Kyogle Writers Festival to create inspiring and innovative poetic experiences.
Photo credit Ella Ellington. Sarah Temporal in conversation with Chris Mansell at Kyogle Writers Festival 2022.