Life and Faith: Poetic Justice

Performance poet Joel McKerrow talks art, faith, and how poetry can change the world.

Joel McKerrow is a Melbourne-based performance poet, writer, speaker, educator, and community arts worker. He’s the Artist Ambassador for TEAR Australia and co-founder of the Centre for Poetics and Justice. He speaks to CPX about how his art relates to his faith and to questions of social justice, and suggests how poetry can have an impact on real life issues. Visit for more on Joel and his work.