POETRY READING – selected works by Evelyn Araluen and Jonathan Dunk

3—4 pm Sunday 14 November
Installation view, This is a poem, Buxton Contemporary, The University of Melbourne, 9 July–7 November 2021, with (front to back) Simryn Gill, Throwback 2007 (detail); Simryn Gill, 6 Ivanhoe Street, Marrickville (Maria's Garden) 2021, photography Christian Capurro

Join live poetry readings in the galleries by Evelyn Araluen and Jonathan Dunk, celebrated poets and co-editors of the literary journal Overland.

Evelyn and Jonathan will present a selection of poems that correspond with themes including relationship to Country, settler colonialism, and notions of decay and haunting.

Evelyn Araluen is a poet, educator and researcher, and co-editor of Overland. Her work has won the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers, the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize, and a Wheeler Centre Next Chapter Fellowship. Her debut poetry collection Dropbear was published by UQP in 2021. Born, raised, and writing in Dharug country, she is a descendant of the Bundjalung nation.

Jonathan Dunk is the co-editor of Overland and a widely published writer. He has received the AD Hope prize and the Dal Stivens Award; lectures at Deakin University, and lives on Wurundjeri country.