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Ali Cobby Eckermann

Australian

Ali Cobby Eckermann is a Yankunytjatjara poet and artist from South Australia. Her poetry collections include little bit long time and the award-winning Inside My Mother. Her verse novels are His Father’s Eyes and Ruby Moonlight, which won the inaugural black&write! Indigenous fellowship, the Kenneth Slessor Prize, a Deadly Award and was named the 2013 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Book of the Year. In 2013, Ali toured Ireland as Australia’s Poetry Ambassador and, in 2017, she received the Windham-Campbell Prize from Yale University. She describes herself as a dreamer, a gardener, with deep respect for her journey thus far.

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