Yankunytjatjara Love Poems

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:

http://australia.poetryinternationalweb.org/piw_cms/cms/cms_module/index.php?obj_id=18972&x=1

And you can read more about Eckermann and her poetry on the same website by following this link:

http://australia.poetryinternationalweb.org/piw_cms/cms/cms_module/index.php?obj_id=18971

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.

– Amelia.

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