Joel McKerrow


Based out of Melbourne, Australia, Joel McKerrow is an award winning poet, creativity specialist, educator, artist, and, having performed for hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world, is one of Australia’s most successful internationally touring, performance poets. 


Full-time in his creative career for the past fifteen years Joel is currently the Director of The School for Creative Development, the Artist Ambassador for the aid and development organisation ‘TEARFUND Australia’, is on teaching staff at the Melbourne Young Writers Studio and is the co-founder/host of the The Deep Place: On Creativity and Spirituality Podcast. He is passionate about creative education and over the last fifteen years has taught poetry and the creative process to over 70,000 students in schools/colleges all over the world.


Joel was the third ever Australian representative at the Individual World Poetry Slam Championships in the USA as well the co-founder of community arts organisation, ‘The Centre for Poetics and Justice‘ and the host of the Australian National Poetry Slam for the State of Victoria. Joel has five published books as well as five spoken word/music albums and he has performed alongside such poetry greats as Anis Mojgani, Shane Koyczan, Propaganda, Sarah Kay, Phil Kaye, Ken Arkind, Buddy Wakefield, Mahogany Brown, Jive Poetic, Carrie Rudzinski and Luka Lesson.


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