Guwayu, for All Times
Itravel Country, like my Old People done. I see the Country, like my Old PeopledoneI burn Country, like my Old People done. I sing Country, like my Old Peopledone-- JacobMorris, Ban Maganindadjyang (My Old People Done)
Guwayu, For All Times is acollection of First Nations poems commissioned by Red Room Poetry over the past16 years, and is a radical literary intervention for its breadth ofrepresentation, temporal depth and diversity of language.
This fiercely uncensoredcollection features 61 poems from First Nations poets in 12 First Nationslanguages, and together they are an exquisite expression of living FirstNations culture.
Journey through a range of poetic forms fromlyric, confessional, protest, narrative and song, showcasing new voices andestablished poets.
Guwayu is edited by Wiradjuri poet, Dr Jeanine Leane, produced byRed Room Poetry, a leading arts organisation committed to making poetry inmeaningful ways, and published by Magabala Books, Australia's leadingIndigenous publisher.
'TheAustralian literary landscape needs this bold, brave intervention to wake it upfrom the 232-year slumber and the dream of the settler mythscape. Guwayubreaks the silence -- feel the beauty -- hear our words.' -- Dr Jeanine Leane
Ethan Bell, John Muk Muk Burke, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Claire G Coleman,Paul Collis, Joel Davison, Joel Deaves, Lionel Fogarty, Declan Furber Gillick,Stiff Gins, Daniel Hansen, Matthew Heffernan, Steve Dibirdi Hodder WassBunbajee, Yvette Holt, Gayle Kennedy, Jeanine Leane, Carissa Lee Godwin, LolaMcKickett, Jacob Morris, Lorna Munro, Melanie Mununggurr, Maureen O'Keefe,Bruce Pascoe, Nick Paton, Ryan Prehn, Celestine Rowe, Brenda Saunders, NicoleSmede, Lyndsay Urquhart, Sam Wagan Watson, Adrain Webster.
Publication Date: 01-Aug-2020
Publisher: Magabala Books