Caroline Reid


Poet and performer Caroline Reid is on stage at The Goodwood Theatre Studio, performing a scene from her spoken word theatre show SIARAD. She wears a bold cowprint button shirt and holds a tiny rubber duck in her hands. Her face expresses surprise and delight.

CAROLINE REID  is an award-winning poet and performer 

with story, humour and a whiff of rage at the heart of all her art.

A multiple national finalist in the Australian Poetry Slam, Caroline has performed at the Sydney Opera House, Adelaide Writers Week and is an active member in Adelaide's spoken word poetry scene. Her poetry won the Mslexia Poetry Prize, Woollahra Literary Award and was highly commended in the Tom Collins & Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize.

Caroline's debut collection of poetry & prose, SIARAD is published by Spineless Wonders Imprint ES-Press (2020). SIARAD won second prize in the UK Poetry Book Awards. She recorded SIARAD as an audiobook, adapted it for theatre, and performs it as a one-woman spoken word theatre show.

"SIARAD is extraordinary work, superbly delivered." Ali Whitelock

With a background in writing for theatre, Caroline's poetry is dynamic and wide-ranging and doesn't fit neatly into categories. She writes of loss and grief, disease and aging, voice and language, and dogs. She writes to remember, reflect, reinvent and connect. Her writing is not soundproof. It works best when read out loud. Anticipate strong language, good bad jokes, tears.

She is writing a second book of poetry, Room 1824, supported by a grant from ARTS South Australia. Room 1824 is informed by her experience of trying to reach her dying mother interstate during a global pandemic. So, you know, funny stuff.

She lives in Adelaide, Australia on unceded Kaurna land and is available for Readings and Performances, Poetry Commissions, Workshops, and as a Speaker for Panels and Keynotes. 

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