Emilie Zoey Baker is an award-winning Australian poet and spoken-word performer who has toured nationally and internationally performing and writing. She was the winner of the 2010 Berlin International Literature Festival's poetry slam 'Slam!Review', as its first Australian guest. She performs regularly at arts and literature festivals, and has appeared at the Sydney Opera House, TEDx Melbourne and 'Do' Lectures Australia.
Emilie was a 2014 Fellow at the State Library of Victoria, and has previously been poet-in-residence for Museums Victoria and coordinator for the National Australian Poetry Slam. She teaches poetry and slam in primary and secondary schools and has undertaken residencies in over 40 Australian schools. She has taught poetry everywhere from the central Australian desert to a Chicago university to the Green School in Bali. In 2014 Emilie gave the keynote address at the annual conference of the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English, and in 2013 was core faculty for the spoken word program at Canada's Banff Centre. She is also the author of fourteen children's books and has been published widely both in Australia and overseas, including in Best Australian Love Poems (Inkerman & Blunt) Sincerely and Yours Truly (Penguin). Her letter 'Why It's Utterly Essential to Teach Poetry To Teenagers', was recently published in Women of Letters internationally distributed anthology, Airmail (Penguin, April 2015).