DO Australia

Running Time
20m 26s


Emilie Zoey Baker
Poet and spoken-word performer


Emilie Zoey Baker brings to life the world of poetry with her wit, fierce determination and GIFs. She invites the audience to unlock the power of the universe by seeing the beauty that is around us. With a kicking reminder of the role of women in society, she demonstrates modern poetry’s ability to move hearts and minds.

Emilie Zoey Baker has toured North America, Europe and Asia as a guest of international festivals. She was also the winner of the 2010 Berlin International Literature Festival’s poetry slam Slam!Review. 

At home, she performs regularly at arts and literature festivals, and has appeared at the Sydney Opera House. In 2013 she toured Indonesia with the renowned Woman Of Letters storytelling series, performing in Jakarta and Jogjakarta, as well as a guest on their US tour performing in NYC. 

Emilie is a 2014 Fellow at the State Library of Victoria. She has been poet-in-residence for Museums Victoria and coordinator for the National Australian Poetry Slam. She teaches poetry and slam in schools and in April 2014, she was core faculty at Canada's Banff Centre. 

Emilie is also the author of fourteen children’s books and has published several poetry collections. 

Jessamy Gee of Think in Colour was at Do Lectures Australia 2015 and created this graphic recording throughout Emilie's talk.

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