Category Archives: Poetry

Sonnets and NoongarPedia: language revitalisation takes centre stage

Kylie Farmer, Sonnet Sunday – The Globe, 22nd April 2012 “In the old age black was not counted fair… But now is black beauty’s successive heir.” In the wake of Indigenous Literacy Week,  I thought I would share the article Sonnets and NoongarPedia: … Continue reading

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The poetry of Oodgeroo (Kath Walker) brings vivid memories of myself as a school girl reading her poetry; sitting in my white white skin I wandered what it would be like to have that lovely dark coloured skin and imagine … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s love sonnets in Noongar language

Perth-based theatre company Yirra Yaakin will be performing some Noongar language translations of Shakespeare’s love sonnets as part of the Cultural Olympiad in London in the lead up to the 2012 Olympic Games this year. Shakespeare’s works will be performed … Continue reading

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Song Cycle of the Moon-Bone

I was given a copy of the Puncher and Wattman Anthology of Australian Poetry about 2 weeks ago and I’ve been flicking through it on and off since then. The book contains 450 pages of poetry arranged in chronological order … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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