Caroline Reid

poet | performer | writer 


Caroline is a plural poet who plays in multiple mediums: print, performance, audio, video, visual art and spoken word theatre. She believes poetic expression is limitless. When her pen roams wild, she bleeds ink in inappropriate places. She also lies. A lot.

In 2016, Caroline began performing spoken word poetry and represented South Australia twice in the Australian Poetry Slam finals, performing her work at the Sydney Opera House. Her debut collection of poetry and prose SIARAD was published in 2020 (Es-Press), and she received a grant from Arts South Australia to record the work as an Audiobook. Caroline performed a sell out season of SIARAD as a spoke word theatre in Adelaide Fringe 2021 and was invited back to The Goodwood Theatre's COMEBACK Festival perform a return season.

"SIARAD is the hallmark of a woman who has the need to speak, and thankfully, also has something to say. "  Emma Bedford, ARTS Hub
Caroline's video poems have screened in Australian and international video poetry festivals. Her poems and short fiction have been published widely and she was most recently awarded second place in the Tom Collins Poetry Prize.

Her work is not soundproof. It works best when read aloud. Weaving together the ordinary and the cosmic, the painful and the redemptive, Caroline writes with black-hole humour and an empathy for humankind, in equal measure.

 "SIARAD is extraordinary work, superbly delivered, set in a dazzling soundscape." Ali Whitelock