Alison Whittaker i(11 works by)
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Kamilaroi people
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Poet and essayist Alison Whittaker is a Gomeroi woman from Gunnedah and Tamworth, North-western New South Wales. She worked in media law and Aboriginal women's law and policy.

Awards for Works

Lemons in the Chicken Wire 2016 selected work poetry

'Winner 2015 black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowship – a partnership between the State Library of Queensland’s black&write! Indigenous Writing and Editing Project and Magabala Books.'

'From a remarkable new voice in Indigenous writing comes this highly original collection of poems bristling with stunning imagery and gritty textures. At times sensual, always potent, Lemons in the Chicken Wire delivers a collage of work that reflects rural identity through a rich medley of techniques and forms.'

'It is an audacious, lyrical and linguistically lemon flavoured poetry debut that possesses a rare edginess and seeks to challenge our imagination beyond the ordinary. Alison Whittaker demonstrates that borders, whether physical or imagined, are no match for our capacity for love.' (Source: Newsouth Books website)

2016 shortlisted Scanlon Prize for Poetry
2015 winner Kuril Dhagun Indigenous Writing Fellowships For unpublished manuscript.
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