Blakwork by Alison Whittaker

Blakwork by Alison Whittaker

WINNER - 2019 Queensland Literary Awards (Judith Wright Calanthe Award for a Poetry Collection)

WINNER - 2019 Mascara Avant-Garde Literary Award

SHORTLISTED – 2019 Prime Minister's Literary Awards (Poetry)

SHORTLISTED – 2019 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards (Indigenous Writing Prize)

SHORTLISTED – 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) Small Publishers' Adult Book of the Year

LONGLISTED – 2019 Australian Literature Society (ALS) Gold Medal


A stunning mix of memoir, reportage, fiction, satire, and critique composed by a powerful new voice in poetry. Alison Whittaker’s BLAKWORK is an original and unapologetic collection from which two things emerge; an incomprehensible loss, and the poet’s fearless examination of the present.

Whittaker is unsparing in the interrogation of familiar ideas – identifying and dissolving them with idiosyncratic imagery, layering them to form new connections, and reinterpreting what we know.


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