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Yarabih barehbanu

make music
from the land
sing in dreams

~ from ‘Gibam Garandalehn (Full Moon)’ by Ellen van Neerven, Poetry In First Languages

Guwayu – For All Times is a collection of First Nations poems commissioned by Red Room Poetry over the past 16 years. The collection is edited by Wiradjuri poet, Dr Jeanine Leane, produced by Red Room Poetry and published by Magabala Books.

Launching in August 2020. Guwayu – For All Times features 61 poems from 36 First Nations poets in 12 First Nations languages, including works by Ali Cobby Eckermann, Bruce Pascoe, Ellen Van Neerven, Lorna Munro, Paul Collis, Lionel Fogarty and many more.

Guwayu – For All Times brings to light Red Room Poetry's commitment to champion First Nations voices.

The Australian literary landscape needs this bold, brave intervention to wake it up from the 232-year slumber and the dream of the settler mythscape. Guwayu breaks the silence—feel the beauty—hear our words.

~ Dr Jeanine Leane


Launching Guwayu — For All Times

All are welcome to our online launch of Guwayu – For All Times, with Jeanine LeaneKirli Saunders, and contributing poets from the collection performing their work. Co-presented with Melbourne Spoken Word.

When: Tues 28 July, 7pm
Where: Live via Facebook
Host: Anne-Marie Te Whiu
Cost: Free
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