Jesse Oliver

Jesse Oliver - Word Travels Poet 2018

Jesse Oliver is the Australian Poetry Slam Champion in the adult category. He's also a new Co-Director of the National Young Writers Festival.

In 2017, he appeared on national platforms including the National Young Writers Festival, the Emerging Writers Festival, the Digital Writers Festival and the Australian Poetry Slam National Final.

In 2018, Jesse will be launching Rap/Poetry Show Star-Crossed Poetry at Perth Fringe World, joining the Spoken Word Perth team, jumping on an international tour and returning to the National Young Writers Festival as Co-Director.

For Jesse, writing and performing poetry has always played a significant role in supporting him through difficult times. But now, he wants to use his words to open a discussion about his lived experiences of homelessness, gender transition and mental illness. He does this through a range of his favourite topics including dreams, aliens, and selfless love.