Author: Natalie Harkin

Natalie Harkin is a Narungga writer from South Australia. Her PhD focussed an archival-poetic response to her family's Aboriginal records, informed by blood memory and haunting. She is a member of the First Nations Australia Writers Network, and was recently invited to conduct a poetics master class at the Ottawa International Writers Festival. She is part of the Unbound collective with her colleagues at Yunggorendi, Flinders University, a group of Aboriginal women academics, experimental writers and artists creatively interrogating South Australia's archives and colonial history. Her words have been exhibited in text- object-video projections, wallpapering, paste-ups, words on glass and linen, and with other related objects—including a basket woven from her nanna and great-grandmother's letters found in the State Aboriginal archives. DIRTY WORDS (Cordite Books, 2015) is her first poetry collection.

Dirty Words
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Dirty Words

Cordite Books

Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Native Australian Studies. "If language is a virus, DIRTY WORDS is an inoculation, the alphabet jabbed by a 'sing-chant-rage' that liberates the breath and restores the heart. Natalie Harkin joins the great chain of Indi...

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