Claire G Coleman

The Hook

I The Colony won’t let me breathe It walks rough shod over My very air My country is cut open, bleeding She has no tears to spare I’m with my Country, with my Family, my heart Boodjar, moort, koort In …

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Nathan Sentance Reviews Fire Front: First Nations Poetry and Power Today Edited by Alison Whittaker

2020 is a hectic year, ay? Severe bushfires, Covid-19 outbreak, the subsequent lockdown, the colonial government funding an idolised re-enactment of the starting point of the invasion of these lands, Black people being harmed and murdered by state agents such as the police and those same police protecting boring statues of colonisers all while Rio Tinto destroys a 46,000-year-old sacred site.

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Andy Jackson Reviews Solid Air: Australian and New Zealand Spoken Word

Is an anthology greater than the sum of its parts? Does it effectively capture its milieu? Who’s been included, who left out? Is it genuinely of the moment? Will it endure?

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