Many thanks to Roanna Gonsalves for a fantastic series of blogs to start 2017. This month our blogger is Alison Whittaker.

 

Alison Whittaker is a Gomeroi poet and researcher from the floodplain fringe of north west New South Wales. She lives and writes on Gadigal and Wangal lands. Alison has recent words in Overland, BuzzFeed, Sydney Review of Books and Westerly. Her debut collection, Lemons in the Chicken Wire (Magabala, 2016) was shortlisted for the Scanlon Poetry Prize and was awarded the 2015 State Library of Queensland’s black&write! writer’s fellowship.

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