the ancient ones –
dead but not gone – their blood flows through us – gawimarra us
listen – the dead speak all the time…

~ from ‘The Gatherers’ by Jeanine Leane, Red Room Poetry Fellow 2019

Red Room Poetry Fellowship 2019

In 2019, we were delighted to have Jeanine Leane as our Red Room Poetry Fellow. Jeanine’s proposal ‘Voicing the Unsettled Space: Rewriting the Colonial Mythscape’ deeply moved the judges and we’re grateful to support this essential ‘reappearing’ of voice through the resurfacing, and rising of poetic stories on Country. 

Read Jeanine's 2019 Fellowship poems 


Fellowship shortlist 2019

The Red Room Poetry Fellowship shortlist for 2019 was a luminous reflection of the calibre of creative individuals that we’ve worked with over the past 16 years.

Read the 2019 Fellowship shortlist poems 


Special thanks to our 2019 judges, Luke Fischer and Gloria Demillo, and the generous individuals who support the Fellowship. 


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Partners & supporters

  • Australia Council for the Arts

  • Create NSW

  • Bundanon Trust