Poet and spoken word performer Emilie Zoey Baker is the winner of the 2006 Nimbin Performance Poetry World Cup and multi-slam champion. She just toured North America in 2009 following an invitation to perform at Montréal’s Festival Voix d’Amériques (The festival of American Voice.) She also performed and featured at New York’s regular Slam club, The Bowery, and featured at The Green Mill in Chicago with the father of Slam himself, Marc Smith.

Emilie also featured last year at the Melbourne Writers Festival, the Newcastle Young Writers Festival and at Melbourne’s famed La Mama Theatre as part of their exploration series. Emilie’s first collection of poetry, She wore the sky on her shoulders, was published in 2003 by Hit and Miss Press. Her poetry has been published widely in Australia and internationally, in journals such as Page Seventeen, Going Down Swinging, Cordite, Schriftstelle (Germany) and Short Fuse (US), and was featured on the US spoken word podcast Indefeed.