The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 

Free, bookings essential.  

AP, in partnership with The Wheeler Centre and Kalang Retreat, presents Collective Spirit.

Poetry has always been a powerful vehicle for ideas. As a genre, it’s often entangled with the moral and social conflicts of the age, and rich with references to politics, history, joy and pain. Forms like spoken word, lamentation and illumination offer unique critical possibilities. And for many First Nations Peoples, poetry has been an incredibly potent space for addressing country, relationships, community and identity.

This discussion, hosted by Ali Cobby Eckermann, will feature three emerging Victoria-based Indigenous poets – Monica Karo, Ryan Prehn and Emily Munro-Harrison – fresh from a residency at Kalang Retreat. They’ll discuss their writing, the residency and poetic licence, and perform readings of their work.