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Evelyn Araluen

Evelyn Araluen is a poet, researcher and educator working with Indigenous literatures at the University of Sydney, where she teaches Indigenous Studies and Creative Writing. She is a co-coordinator of Black Rhymes Aboriginal Poetry Night, an event to celebrate local First Nations voices in Redfern, and was a founding member of grassroots activist network Students Support Aboriginal Communities.

Her work is interested in the languages used to engage with and appreciate contemporary Aboriginal literature, and she's the primary researcher for the first critical database of resources for the teaching and research of Aboriginal writing through the University of Wollongong's Jindaola Curriculum Reconciliation project. Her writing has been awarded the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers, the Judith Wright Poetry Prize, and a Wheeler Centre Next Chapter Fellowship to complete her first poetry manuscript, which will be published next year. Born, raised and writing on Dharug country, she is a descendant of the Bundjalung nation.