Amelia Walker

Amelia Walker lives and writes on Kaurna Yerta (the lands of the Kaurna people/Adelaide, South Australia). Her fifth poetry collection, Alogopoiesis, was published in 2023 by Life Before Man/Gazebo Books. She lectures in creative writing at the University of South Australia and is currently working on a book about reading and writing for social change (contracted with Bloomsbury Academic for publication in 2025).

Invisible Walls: Poetry as a Doorway to Intercultural Understanding

The selection of poems we offer here is written by poets participating in a two-year intercultural exchange program between Korean and Australian poets.

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‘Share what you’ve learned’: Amelia Walker in Conversation with Samantha Faulkner

Samantha Faulkner is a writer and poet from Badu and Moa Islands in the Torres Strait and the Yadhaigana and Wuthuthi/Wuthati peoples of Cape York Peninsula. She is the author of Life B’Long Ali Drummond: A Life in the Torres Strait (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2007) and editor of Pamle: Torres Strait Islanders in Canberra (Kuracca, 2018) as well as the forthcoming nonfiction anthology Growing Up Torres Strait Islander in Australia (Black Inc, 2024).

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Amelia Walker Reviews David McCooey and Cameron Lowe

Though relatively young, Geelong-based Whitmore Press’ poetry series already boasts strong collections by Barry Hill, Paul Kane and Maria Takolander, amongst others. With Graphic by David McCooey and Porch Music by Cameron Lowe, Whitmore’s winning streak continues. Both books brim with inventive, surprising and thought-provoking new poetry.

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Ern Malley and the Art of Life

During a panel at the 2010 Salt on the Tongue poetry festival in Goolwa, SA, one audience member slammed performance poetry as being ‘more about the poet than the poetry’.

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Jason Silver: subtopia

scratched vinyl a black snake swallowing its own mornings: the dull clatter of a truck gobbling the innards of bins: garbage, green waste recycling a DJ’s remix all the same old songs just the order changes like a game of …

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Maralyn Spears-Malley: everybody’s someone

Maralyn Spears-Malley resides in Hades, USA (also known as Florida) where she devotes her time to writing poetry and biting the heads off back up singers. Keep an eye out for her debut poetry collection, ‘Antichrist

Mouseketeer', soon to be released through Vanitee Press.

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