Evelyn Araluen is a Goorie/Koorie poet, researcher and the co-editor of Overland Literary Journal. Her work has been awarded the Judith Wright Poetry Prize, the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers, and a Wheeler Centre Next Chapter Fellowship. Her debut poetry collection DROPBEAR is forthcoming with the University of Queensland Press. Born and raised in Dharug country she is a descendant of the Bundjalung nation.
Alison Whittaker is a Gomeroi multitasker. Between 2017–2018, she was a Fulbright scholar at Harvard Law School, where she was named the Dean’s Scholar in Race, Gender and Criminal Law. Alison is a Senior Researcher at the Jumbunna Institute. Her debut poetry collection, Lemons in the Chicken Wire, was awarded the State Library of Queensland’s black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowship in 2015. Her latest book, Blakwork, was published in 2018. Alison was the co-winner of the 2017 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for Many Girls White Linen. Most recently, she was the Indigenous Poet-In-Residence for the 2018 Queensland Poetry Festival.
Kgiyarrah, better known as Elizabeth Walker is a Nunakal (Noonuccal), Ngugi and Goenpul woman of the Quandamooka nation off the coast of Meanjin (Brisbane). Inspired by her late great-grandmother Oodgeroo Noonuccal to use writing as a method of expression from a young age, her poetry reflects the critical relationships and connections between Aboriginal people, culture, country and kin.