Kindred, Kirli Saunders’ debut poetry collection, is a pleasure to lose yourself in. Kirli has a keen eye for observation, humour and big themes that surround Love, Connection & Loss in an engaging style, complemented by evocative and poignant imagery. Kindred talks to identity, culture, community and the role of Earth as healer. It has the ability to grab hold of the personal in the universal and reflect this back to the reader.
In this Conversations from Byron podcast, Ellen van Neerven chats with Kirli Saunders about the moments that inspired Kindred, about her role in the Poetry in First Languages project, and about her own personal journey to reclaim language.
Thanks to Delta Kay, Arakwal Bundjalung woman, for the Welcome to Country on this podcast.
2020 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year and Gunai Woman Kirli Saunders is an award-winning children’s author, poet, teacher and artist. Her works include picture book The Incredible Freedom Machines and the poetry collection Kindred.
Ellen van Neerven is an award-winning writer of Mununjali Yugambeh and Dutch heritage. They write fiction, poetry, plays and non-fiction. Throat is Ellen’s second highly anticipated poetry collection.
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