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Alison Bennett

A thin woman with long blue hair.

About the artist

— I exist to provoke response —

Alison is a Performance Poet/Multimedia Artist and Writer based in Adelaide, SA. The South Australian Poetry Slam Champion 2016, Alison represented South Australia at the Sydney Opera House for the National Poetry Slam Final in 2016, is and a twice over State Poetry Slam Finalist, (both 2016 and 2017).

Since then, she has featured for a variety of literary bodies, including Paroxysm Press, Draw Your (S)words, The Hearth Collective, SA Writers Centre, Coriole winery, Adelaide University Literary Union, Spoken Word SA, and Adelaide College of The Arts.

Various collaborative projects she has been involved with include :

  • Youth mental health poetry workshops, for ‘Headspace’, run by Rebekah Clarkson.
  • Forthcoming documentary, chronicling the history of the local spoken word/performing poetry scene, by Adelaide-based filmmaker, Joseph Cole.
  • ‘Raining Poetry in Adelaide’ street art installation project, where her work was spray-painted in invisible ink on the streets of Adelaide. (Made possible by the University of Adelaide, and JM Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice.)

Alison has a forthcoming publication in LaTrobe University’s gender, sexuality, and diversity studies journal,‘Writing from below,’ and a book of poems currently in the process of publication with Paroxysm Press.

Under the moniker, Zen.Paradoxx, Alison is one half of experimental art performance duo, ‘State Variable,’ in collaboration with sound artist/designer, 5000AD.

She creates digital micropoetry on Instagram and Facebook at the links below.



Contact Alison

Alison is a writer in the Writing Me Project.