Author(s): Alison Whittaker
From a remarkable new voice in Indigenous writing comes this highly original collection of poems bristling with stunning imagery and gritty textures. At times sensual, always potent, Lemons in the Chicken Wire delivers a collage of work that reflects rural identity through a rich medley of techniques and forms. It is an audacious, lyrical and linguistically lemon flavored poetry debut that possesses a rare edginess and seeks to challenge our imagination beyond the ordinary. Alison Whittaker demonstrates that borders, whether physical or imagined, are no match for our capacity for love.
Alison Whittaker is a Gomeroi woman from Gunnedah and Tamworth, in north-western New South Wales, Australia. She lives in Sydney and is studying a combined Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Writing and Cultural Studies) and Bachelor of Law at the University of Technology Sydney. Alison s work has appeared in small press zines and university publications. Lemons in the Chicken Wire is her first published collection."