dream gather grow
First Nations Australia


ISBN: 978-0645428-3-0
Format: Paperback
Extent: 128 pp

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A ground-breaking collection of the diverse voices of First Nations Australia LGBTIQA+ poets, writers and storytellers published to commemorate Sydney WorldPride being held on the unceded lands of the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidigal, Dharawal and Dharug Peoples, the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

Edited by Alison Whitaker, Gomeroi poet and academic, and Steven Lindsay Ross, Wamba Wamba writer, curator and producer.

Poets include: Ellen van Neerven, Natalie Harkin, Jazz Money, Gary Lee, John Mukky Burke, Steven Oliver, Yvette Henry Holt, Alison Whitaker, Steven Lindsay Ross, Luke Patterson, Lay Maloney, Tyberius Larking, Jacyn DE Santis, Kirli Saunders, David Hardy, Sandy O’Sullivan, Elijah Manis, Latoya Aroha Rule, Bebe Backhouse, Colin Kinchela, Nekia Lehmann, Ari Mills, Ellen O’Brien, Vika Mana, Samuel Barsah, Gavin Ivey, Ella Noah Bancroft, Keith Quayle, Laniyuk and Andrew Farrell.

“It is freeing and glorious to see these expressions of unbridled sexuality, vulnerability and invincible spirit in print from First Nations poets. As you read, you will be struck by the boldness of the writers’ audacious self-love, and the deep reverence and restorative love contained within the work for themselves and each other.”

Arlie Alizzi

 Published with the support of Sydney WorldPride and the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

Proceeds from the sale of this Anthology goes to support the ongoing work of BLACKBOOKS® and the outLOUD First Nations LGBTIQA+SB Story and Writing program, a division of Tranby Aboriginal Co-operative Limited:

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