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In the tenth of this series of interviews, Anita speaks to Lionel G. Fogarty.

Lionel G. Fogarty is one of Australia's most prolific and well-known Aboriginal poets. He was born in south-east Queensland and since he released his first collection of poetry - Kargun - in 1980, Lionel has continued to write with passion about issues close to his heart, including land rights, identity, black deaths in custody and the ongoing consequences of colonisation. He has been defined as a 'guerrilla poet'.

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    y separately published work icon In Conversation with BlackWords Anita Heiss (editor), St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2014 14117882 2014 anthology interview

    In late 2013 Dr Anita Heiss sent a series of questions to contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers. The responses she received are at times funny, sad, moving, and always deeply insightful. Universally an important piece of advice was to 'Read, read, read' if you want to write. As an ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, Anita was very happy to see that advice coming from some of Australia's most admired and read authors.

    In 2014, BlackWords published a series of interviews conducted by Dr Anita Heiss with prominent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. This series challenges notions of what Indigenous writing is, who is writing it, and what Indigenous writers are writing about.

    St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2014
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