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Fire Front showcase
What are you up to on the evening of Thursday 21 May? How about watching poetry readings from some of the country’s finest First Nations poets, straight from their homes to yours?
Fire Front is a new anthology of First Nations poetry, edited by Gomeroi poet, essayist and legal academic Alison Whittaker. Featuring both established and emerging poets, it showcases the breadth of First Nations poetic voices, alongside essays from leading Aboriginal writers and thinkers who offer their own reflections on the power of the form.
In this special showcase of Fire Front contributors, hosted by Whittaker, we’ll hear a Welcome to Country from Parbin-Ata Carolyn Briggs, followed by readings from Tony Birch, Charmaine Papertalk Green, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Elizabeth Walker, Meleika Gesa-Fatafehi plus more to be announced. Then, Evelyn Araluen will speak with Whittaker about how this landmark collection came together.