Tag Archives: Australia

Eye Spy

I spy with my little eye, This is the story of a little girls cry. It’s a sad sad tale, I hope that she can prevail, inhale and let go of all the despair.  Be prepared, because this will tear, … Continue reading

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Video Verse and Interview: Slamalamadingdong winner, Jessie Giles

Originally posted on Melbourne Spoken Word:
Jessie Giles won last month’s Slamalamadingdong Open Slam. Below we present one of her moving pieces, ‘Eye Spy’ and an interview. Jessie will also be featuring at Passionate Tongues in the coming months. Jessie…

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“What’s it like in Alice Springs?” – desertdates

This poem holds for me, all that needs to be said about my home town and the place that grew me up… Thank you to desertdates for letting this into the word. What’s it like in Alice Springs?.

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A story

I’ll tell you a story, But please don’t ignore me. Grown up in shame, Feeling to blame, This game of telling truths of despair. A white girl, on Indigenous land, In the centre, with that glorious ochre sand. Vicariously feeling … Continue reading

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Every Breath

He, with his wild eyes and mattered hair, smile from ear to ear. Soul sung out, spark gone… Phone calls at night, pleading, too much… Left hanging. That marla, aunty atyenye, when horse back rides across desert skies weren’t enough and … Continue reading

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