It's all alright,
endless night
one day must cease
our surfeit of pain
must not
in a town like
Wagga -
home of a
quiet uncertain

 ~excerpt from 'feel like praying'? by John Muk Muk Burke

The inaugural Land Dialogues Conference was three days of presentations of interdisciplinary scholarship by researchers working in dialogue with, within or about land. The conference covered diverse and divergent approaches to the key thematic phrase ‘Land Dialogues’ and especially encourage interdisciplinary attitudes to place/space and human/non-human convergence discourses.

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As part of the Land Dialogues Conference, commissioned poet for The Disappearing, Mukky Burke, delivered two workshops for conference delegates that map the disappearings of Wagga Wagga. 

For more information about Charles Sturt University’s Land Dialogue Conference, visit:

This workshop has been supported by Regional Arts NSW through the Country Arts Support Program and is presented in partnership with The Booranga Writers’ Centre and Charles Sturt University.

Image credit: Leigh Rigozzi, 2016. Commissioned by Red Room Poetry for The Disappearing.