Aboriginal poets: beyond Oodgeroo

Oodgeroo Noonuccal is an important figure in the Australian literary landscape, and her work has been on school syllabi for a long time now.  But has your school moved beyond “We are going?”  Because Aboriginal people have!!!  Show your students contemporary poems which move beyond lamenting loss of land and culture and move toward reconstructing new ways of living and being Aboriginal.

A good starting point if you are looking for poems by Aboriginal authors is at http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/arts/aboriginal-poems/

More to follow soon.