Matthew Heffernan is an Indigenous/Irish man, who was introduced to poetry through song writing and particularly hip-hop culture. Matthew has performed as a rapper in a variety of settings across the Northern Territory and Australia, and now draws on the idiosyncrasies of this art form as a basis for all his writing. Hailing from Alice Springs but calling Darwin home, Matthew writes from the perspective of love, curiosity and strength. 


Matthew Heffernan reads 'The Small Chest of Sand'

Matthew Heffernan reads 'Forgotten' (Luritja)

Matthew Heffernan reads 'Forgotten' (English)