Indigenous Australian poetry

Kindred

Kindred

Kirli Saunders

Kindred, Kirli Saunders debut poetry collection, is a pleasure to lose yourself in.

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Blakwork

Blakwork

Alison Whittaker

 Alison Whittaker's Blakwork is an original and unapologetic collection from which two things emerge; an incomprehensible loss, and the poet's fearless examination of the present.

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My People

My People

Oodgeroo Noonuccal

Oodgeroo's writing is often a provocative and passionate plea for justice. My People is a collection of poetry and prose and a reminder of Oodgeroo's contributionto indigenous culture and the journey to reconciliation. .

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Comfort Food

Comfort Food

Ellen Van Neerven

Following on from the success of her award-winning fiction debut, Heat and Light, Ellen van Neerven announces herself as a talented poet with this intoxicating collection. Moving between places and cultures, Comfort Food...

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Love Poems and Death Threats

Love Poems and Death Threats

Samuel Wagan Watson

Love Poems and Death Threats breaks new ground for Indigenous Australian writing and adds to Samuel Wagan Watson's reputation as one of our most exciting poets.

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False Claims of Colonial Thieves

False Claims of Colonial Thieves

Charmaine Papertalk Green, John Kinsella

From well-known poets John Kinsella and Charmaine Papertalk-Green comes a tête-à-tête that is powerful, thought provoking, and challenges what we think we know about our country, colonisation, and how we...

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Inside My Mother

Inside My Mother

Ali Cobby Eckermann

In her new poetry collection, Inside My Mother, Indigenous poet Ali Cobby Eckermann explores the trauma created by family separation, felt as an interminable void in its darkest aspects, but in other ways a magical place 'beyond...

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Love Dreaming and Other Poems

Love Dreaming and Other Poems

Ali Cobby Eckermann

In Love dreaming & other poems Cobby Eckermann bears witness to a deep commitment to her traditional kin, culture and language as she tells the story of her search for her family on the traditional Yankunytjatjara and Kokatha...

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Sunset

Sunset

Maggie Walsh

A first collection of poetry by Indigenous Australian poet, Maggie Walsh.

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Nganajungu Yagu

Nganajungu Yagu

Charmaine Papertalk Green, Anita Heiss

Forty years ago, letters, words and feelings flowed between a teenage daughter and her mother. Letters written by that teenage daughter - me - handed around family back home, disappeared. Yet letters from that mother to her...

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Lemons in the Chicken Wire

Lemons in the Chicken Wire

Alison Whittaker

From a remarkable new voice in Indigenous writing comes this highly original collection of poems bristling with stunning imagery and gritty textures. At times sensual, always potent, Lemons in the Chicken...

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Ruby Moonlight

Ruby Moonlight

Ali Cobby Eckermann

Ruby Moonlight, a novel of the impact of colonisation in mid north South Australia around 1880. The main character, Ruby, refugee of a massacre, shelters in the woods where she befriends an Irishman trapper. The poems convey how...

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Aboriginal Country

Aboriginal Country

Lisa Bellear, Jen Jewel Brown

I am one of many Australians who never met Lisa Bellear, yet was shocked by her unexpected and tragic passing. These poems are her gift! In this collection the poems resonate her warrior spirit, and the spirit...

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Dirty Words

Dirty Words

Natalie Harkin

Natalie Harkin is a Narungga woman from South Australia.

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Smoke Encrypted Whispers

Smoke Encrypted Whispers

Samuel Wagan Watson

Contains poems from Watson's publications. Road poems, urban songlines, and ancestral ties are the hallmarks of this popular young poet.

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Walk Back Over

Walk Back Over

Jeanine Leane

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Eelahroo (Long Ago) Nyah (Looking) Mobo-Mobo (Future)

Eelahroo (Long Ago) Nyah (Looking) Mobo-Mobo (Future)

Lionel G. Fogarty

'Eelahroo (Long Ago) Nyah (Looking) Mobo-Mobo (Future)' is the most recent collection from Australia's foremost experimental and political poet and one of the best known contemporary Aboriginal Australian writers, Lionel G....

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Story About Feeling

Story About Feeling

Bill Neidjie

Provides insights into aspects of traditional Aboriginal lore, and the feelings of the people who belong to Kakadu and how they read their country. The text includes reproductions of bark paintings and artefacts from coastal...

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Skin Painting

Skin Painting

Elizabeth Hodgson

A structured collection of poetry considering the nature of memory and its historical and emotional resonance. Explores themes of art, identity, sexuality, separation and loneliness.

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