Publisher: Magabala Books
This wonderful debut collection by Kirli Saunders, a multi-talented Gunai woman, deserves wide acclaim. Her themes are country, family, Indigenous issues, identity, connection, love and loss, and the role of Earth as healer. The poet has a terrific eye for detail, a courageous voice, a big heart and a sharp sense of humour. She uses simple language in powerful, moving ways. In these poems you will meet mothers and lovers, ancestors and trees, friendship, courage and sorrow, strangers, city, fire and rain. In these lines you will meet a fine new poet, and yourself.