I was looking at Black Inc.’s The Best Australian Poems 2010 the other day, and came across a poem with the fantastic title, Yankunytjatjara Love Poems, by Ali Cobby Eckermann. When I flipped to the page though I was very disappointed to find no Yankunytjatjara language at all. I ended up finding the original version online, alongside the English version – you can read it here on the Poetry International Website:
And you can read more about Eckermann and her poetry on the same website by following this link:
I know publishers must struggle for space in anthologies like this, but it’s such a pity that only the English version made it into this book.