In episode 19, we discuss Alison Whittaker’s Blakwork.
A mix of memoir, reportage, fiction, satire, and critique, 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.
Whittaker, a Gomeroi multitasker from the floodplains of Gunnedah in NSW, has been published in the Sydney Review of Books, Seizure, Overland, Westerly, Griffith Review, the Lifted Brow, Meanjin and Archer, was the co-winner of the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize in 2017 for her poem, 'Many Girls White Linen' and most recently, she was the Australian Indigenous Poet-In-Residence for the 2018 Queensland Poetry Festival.
Book Review / Blakwork by Alison Whittaker: https://writingnsw.org.au/blakwork-by-alison-whittaker/
Blakwork (Alison Wittaker, Magabala): https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2018/07/26/112124/blakwork-alison-wittaker-magabala/
Heart is full and burstin’ blak: https://nit.com.au/heart-is-full-and-burstin-blak/
Confronting Multiplicity: An interview with Alison Whittaker: https://www.killyourdarlings.com.au/2016/03/confronting-multiplicity/
Feminist Writers Festival Q&A: Alison Whittaker: https://feministwritersfestival.com/fwf-qa-alison-whittaker/
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