Blakwork is the second book from mesmerising performer and fiercely intelligent poet and legal scholar Alison Whittaker. Described as a book that “defies both genre and gender categorisations and the restrictions imposed by colonialism” (Sydney Review of Books), Blakwork is a mix of memoir, reportage, fiction, satire and critique.
Alison’s work is to interrogate feminism, class, social justice and the erasure of Aboriginal people. Blakwork was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, Victorian Premier Literary Awards and Australian Book Industry Awards, and longlisted for the Australian Literary Society’s Gold Medal. Join Alison and Aotearoa poet Anahera Gildea to talk poetry, advocacy and Australia.