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Matthew is an Indigenous/Irish man, who was introduced to poetry through song writing and particularly the Hip Hop culture.  Matthew has performed as a rapper in a variety of settings across the Northern Territory and Australia, and now draws on the idiosyncrasies of this art-form as a basis for all his writing. Hailing from Alice Springs but calling Darwin home, Matthew writes from the perspective of love, curiosity and strength. 

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Audio

  • Matthew Heffernan reads 'Forgotten' (English)
  • Matthew Heffernan reads 'Forgotten' (Luritja)
  • Matthew Heffernan reads 'The Small Chest of Sand'