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Woven: First Nations poetic conversations from the Fair Trade project

to open up / to respond as genuinely as possible / to offer hope / we want things to change / weaving solidarity from place and history / into collective purpose (Ellen Van Neerven and Layli Long Soldier)

Following from the much-loved Guwayu anthology, this second collaboration between Red Room Poetry and Magabala Books invites some of the world's leading First Nations poets together in poetic conversation. This collection weaves words across lands and seas, gathering collaborative threads and shining a light on First Nations poetry from Australia and across the globe.

'By anchoring the project in relationality, Woven's foundation is about how we connect with each other and what we are prepared, as First Nation artists, to offer and receive. The emphasis was about (re)generating poetic First Nations bonds - solidarity, consensus, family, land, oceans, the moon, remembering, dreaming, sharing, opening, mourning, respect, celebrating, finding, losing, healing and more healing.' - Anne-Marie Te Whiu

Poet collaborations in the anthology

Linda Tuhiwai Smith & Jackie Huggins; Ali Cobby Eckermann & Joy Harjo; Natalie Harkin & Leanne Betasamosake Simpson; Samuel Wagan Watson & Sigbjrn Skden; Tony Birch & Simon J. Ortiz; Ellen Van Neerven & Layli Long Soldier; Evelyn Araluen & Anahera Gildea; Lorna Munro & January Rogers; Alison Whittaker & Nadine Hura; Rhyan Clapham (aka Dobby) & Nils Rune Utsi (aka SlinCraze); Declan Fry & Craig Santos Perez; Bebe Backhouse-Oliver & Peter Sipeli; Jazz Money & Cassandra Barnett; Charmaine Papertalk Green & Anna Naupa; Chelsea Watego & Emma Wehipeihana; Raelee Lancaster & essa may ranapiri.

Anne-Marie Te Whiu is an Australian-born Mori who belongs to the Te Rarawa iwi in Hokianga, Aotearoa NZ. She is a poet, editor and weaver. She was a 2021 Next Chapter Fellowship recipient, and her writing has been published widely nationally and internationally including Another Australia (Affirm Press) Te Awa Kupu (Penguin), Sport, Tupuranga Journal, In*ter*is*land Collective, SBS Voices, Cordite, Rabbit Journal, Contemporary Hum, Running Dog, Ora Nui Journal, Te Wh, Kaldor Public Art Projects, Awa Wahine and Australian Poetry Journal.

Book Details

Red Room Poetry
Date of publication
February 2024
Magabala Books
Book Format
Number of pages
198mm x 140mm