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'Tossed Up by the Beak of a Cormorant is a poetic collaboration between award-winning poet Nandi Chinna and Aboriginal elder Professor Anne Poelina. It explores the politics and the culture of one of Australia's last great unregulated waterways, the Martuwarra Fitzroy River.

'Martuwarra Fitzroy River is Australia's last great unregulated waterway. It is also a significant element of Australia's largest Indigenous heritage site and, for some, it also represents untapped revenue. When in flood, the river has the power to destroy communities and livelihoods. But above all, to Professor Anne Poelina, the mighty river is a venerated living ancestor who must be protected. This collaboration between award-winning poet Nandi Chinna and Anne Poelina - the elder who guided Nandi's
own relationship with the river - takes the reader on a journey of absorbing immersion and growing understanding as a conversation in poetry reveals the mighty river's beauty and vulnerability.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2024 .
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      Extent: 112p.
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      • Published 2 July 2024
      ISBN: 9781760992804

Works about this Work

River’s Flow : A Martuwarra Collaboration Robert Wood , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 466 2024; (p. 45)

— Review of Tossed Up By the Beak of a Cormorant Nandi Chinna , Anne Poelina , 2024 selected work poetry

'In her fifth full-length poetry collection, Tossed up by the Beak of a Cormorant, Nandi Chinna continues to write about her engagement with the natural world. Authored in collaboration with Wagaba Nyikina Warrwa Elder, Anne Poelina, this book sees her move north and west into the Kimberley. This is where the Martuwarra (Fitzroy River) runs through Bunuba, Gooniyandi, Nyikina, Walmajarri, and Wangkatjungka Country. It is a place that poetry readers will recognise from the geographically proximate classic Reading the Country (1984) by Paddy Roe, Stephen Muecke, and Krim Bentarrak, Ngarla Songs (2003) by Alexander Brown and Brian Geytenbeek, and the ethnopoetic George Dyungayan’s Bulu Line (2014), edited by Stuart Cooke. With that in mind, Chinna’s Kimberley is a place that is remote for many readers, but not entirely unknown.' (Introduction)

River’s Flow : A Martuwarra Collaboration Robert Wood , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 466 2024; (p. 45)

— Review of Tossed Up By the Beak of a Cormorant Nandi Chinna , Anne Poelina , 2024 selected work poetry

'In her fifth full-length poetry collection, Tossed up by the Beak of a Cormorant, Nandi Chinna continues to write about her engagement with the natural world. Authored in collaboration with Wagaba Nyikina Warrwa Elder, Anne Poelina, this book sees her move north and west into the Kimberley. This is where the Martuwarra (Fitzroy River) runs through Bunuba, Gooniyandi, Nyikina, Walmajarri, and Wangkatjungka Country. It is a place that poetry readers will recognise from the geographically proximate classic Reading the Country (1984) by Paddy Roe, Stephen Muecke, and Krim Bentarrak, Ngarla Songs (2003) by Alexander Brown and Brian Geytenbeek, and the ethnopoetic George Dyungayan’s Bulu Line (2014), edited by Stuart Cooke. With that in mind, Chinna’s Kimberley is a place that is remote for many readers, but not entirely unknown.' (Introduction)

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