Cass Lynch

Cass Lynch is a writer and researcher living on Whadjuk Noongar Country in Perth. She has recently completed a creative writing PhD that explores deep memory features of the Noongar oral storytelling tradition; in particular stories that reference the last ice age and the rise in sea level that followed it. She is a descendant of the Noongar people and a student of the Noongar language. Her Noongar language haikus won the 2019 Patricia Hackett Prize.

nookert-ngoornd-barniny / sleepwalking

. djenbiri dooka-k koorliny (toes dust-in moving) toes dragging through dust manda nookert-ngoornd wer biyoo-kadak (between sleep and awake-having) between sleep and wakefulness noorakoort-il yoowart koora nakolak baranginy (brain-it not previous-time knowledge holding) the mind cannot retain memories .. yoowart …

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