Bir'yun is a Yolngu word denoting qualities of sparkle, glitter and shine. The word is sometimes used by artists when they are nearing completion of bark paintings. Suddenly the energy of the ancestors comes alive on the bark – and the painting becomes bir'yun.
Poetry can provide a jolt, offering a world welcome in distinction to our daily existence. For Alicia Sometimes the poems of Gig Ryan do just that, providing an electric charge, a wild music that she loves and needs. As she says of the first time hearing Gig’s work ‘...it was a postpunk, rock and roll experience... She's unpredictable and
We are saddened to hear of the death of John Clarke, friend of The Poet's Voice. We'd like to remember his wonderfully wicked reimagining of Dante's 'Purgatorio' created for our 2013 MWF event 'Purgatorio: Australia Today' - a creator battling their way through the baffling world of funding. It is typical of John that while debunking funding nonsense he also