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Issue Details: First known date: 2020... 2020 Dear Ancestor
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  • Epigraph:

    Homo Erectus                      People

    Cannibals                      Warriors

    Baboons                      Suvivors

    A Real Live Golliwog                      Old Song Woman

    Poor Miserable Halfstarved Bottlenosed Caricatures of Humanity                      Mob

    Brute Man                      Dad

    Gins                      Mother

    Waitresses                      Children

    Domestics                      Elders

    Aborigines                      Ancestors

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    y separately published work icon Fire Front : First Nations Poetry and Power Today Alison Whittaker (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2020 18673559 2020 anthology poetry essay

    'This important anthology, curated by Gomeroi poet and academic Alison Whittaker, showcases Australia’s most-respected First Nations poets alongside some of the rising stars. Featured poets include Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Ruby Langford Ginibi, Ellen van Neerven, Tony Birch, Claire G. Coleman, Evelyn Araluen, Jack Davis, Kevin Gilbert, Lionel Fogarty, Sam Wagan Watson, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Archie Roach and Alexis Wright.

    'Divided into five thematic sections, each one is introduced by an essay from a leading Aboriginal writer and thinker — Bruce Pascoe, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Chelsea Bond, Evelyn Araluen and Steven Oliver — who reflects on the power of First Nations poetry with their own original contribution. This incredible book is a testament to the renaissance of First Nations poetry happening in Australia right now.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2020
    pg. 3-8
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