Poem of the Week - Graham Akhurst reads 'The Kadaitcha Sung'

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 16:17
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In this episode of 'Poem of the Week' Graham Akhurst reads 'The Kadaitcha Sung'. ABR Editor, Peter Rose, introduces Graham who then reads and discusses his poem.



The Kadaitcha Sung

 A black feather

under moonlit gleamed
dark skin

it waits

a reminder
in haunted space
of darkness under light


Graham Akhurst


Graham Akhurst is an Aboriginal writer hailing from the Kokomini of Northern Queensland. He has been published in Australian Book Review, Cordite, VerityLa, and Off The Coast (Maine America) for poetry, and Mascara Literary Review, and Connect the Dots for fiction. He has also contributed to the Brisbane poetry map. He has read at the Queensland Poetry Festival and Clancestry. Graham received a Bachelor of Creative Arts with first class honours, and begins his Mphil in Creative Writing in July, his project being a memoir. Graham currently teaches Indigenous studies at the University of Queensland

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