Writers are finely attuned to the natural world, and it is through the act of writing that we understand our relationship with, and as part of, the earth. Curated in partnership with Writers SA this panel features poets and writers, Dominic Guerrera, Jill Jones and Em König who will discuss the role of the written word in navigating the current ecological moment we find ourselves in, being in relationship with the living world and the role that care plays for our communities both human and more-than-human.
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Dominic Guerrera is a Ngarrindjeri, Kaurna and Italian person. Dominic has primarily worked as a Aboriginal health educator, with a focus on sexual health. He is a poet, podcaster and writer, and his work has been published in Cordite Poetry Review, Fine Print magazine and IndigenousX. Dominic was recently awarded the 2021 Ooodgerro Noonuccal Poetry Prize.
Em König is a poet and soundmaker who lives and works on stolen Kaurna Yerta (Adelaide). His poetry has been published widely in journals and periodicals and his debut full-length poetry collection, Breathing Plural was released by Cordite Books in 2020. Breathing Plural won the 2021 Mary Gilmore Prize and Em was also recently shortlisted for the 2021 Red Room Poetry Fellowship. Em has released music and toured nationally as a member of electronic music duo GIRL (fka Winter Witches) and releases music under the solo moniker Nina in Ecstasy.
Jill Jones has been widely published in most of the leading literary periodicals in Australia as well as in a number of print magazines in New Zealand, Canada, the USA, Britain, France, the Czech Republic and India. Her work has been translated into Chinese, Dutch, Polish, French, Czech, Italian, Macedonian and Spanish. She has been a guest of most of the major literary festivals in Australia as well as at international poetry festivals and events in New Zealand, USA, UK, Canada and the Czech Republic.
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