28 MAY 6.30PM - Poetry Series Two

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28 MAY 6.30PM - Poetry Series Two

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Join Queensland Poetry Festival on Tuesday 28 May at 6.30pm for an incredibly special event. We are honoured to host the Brisbane launch of Kirli Saunder's new collection 'Kindred', published by Magabala Books. This special launch takes place among a stellar line-up of First Nations poets to mark Reconciliation Week. Nurse a glass of wine and be carried away into the night by these outstanding wordsmiths.

Read all about the featured artists below and book early to avoid disappointment (note: this event often sells out).

Lionel G. Fogarty is a Yugambeh man, and was born on Wakka Wakka land in South Western Queensland near Murgon on a ‘punishment reserve’ outside Cherbourg. Throughout the 1970s, he worked as an activist for Aboriginal Land Rights and protesting Aboriginal deaths in custody. He has published numerous collections of poetry, including most recently the award-winning Connection Requital, Mogwie-Idan: Stories of the land, and Eelahroo (Long Ago) Nyah (Looking) Mobo-Mobo (Future).

Kirli Saunders is a proud Gunai woman. She is an international children’s author, poet and emerging playwright. Her books include CBCA notable The Incredible Freedom Machines (Scholastic Aus/Can) and poetry collection, Kindred (Magabala) and forth coming Our Dreaming and Happy Every After (Scholastic) and Afloat (Hardie Grant). Kirli founded Poetry in First Languages at Red Room Poetry. In 2019, you can find her at Enough Said, NT Writers Festival, Queensland Poetry Festival, Sydney Writers Festival and The Literature Centre, Fremantle.

Raelee Lancaster is a writer, research assistant and co-director of the National Young Writers Festival, living in Brisbane. In 2018, Raelee placed first in the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers. She tweets @raeleelancaster

Loki Liddle is a young Indigenous poet, musician and organiser based on the Gold Coast. His work reflects the power of the blood and his journey to rediscover his sense of identity and belonging despite being raised outside of his own traditional culture. His work is also funny and satirical at times. Pulling down the pants of his own generation and the zeitgeist to which he belongs. He will swing like a lunatic from parody to sincerity, but ultimately, through his music and poetry he hopes to stoke the fires of kindred love that smoulder somewhere between us all. 

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