Walter Kadiki’s Handmade Laments

Following on from yesterday’s article – in which Phoebe Tay explored the world of Deaf writers – today we’re inviting you to experience Auslan writing first hand, so to speak.

These two previously unpublished pieces by poet Walter Kadiki tap into the frustrations of living in a mostly hearing culture, and the prejudices and challenges Deaf people often face.


Watch Walter Kadiki's two poems in Auslan, followed by a brief background exploration of his writing. Includes voiceover interpretation and captioning in English.

Watch Walter Kadiki's two poems in Auslan, followed by a brief background exploration of his writing. Includes voiceover interpretation and captioning in English.

Acknowledgements

Produced by the Wheeler Centre with the assistance of Fiona Tuomy – Mentor In Residence for Write-ability, a partnership between Arts Access Victoria and Writers Victoria. Thanks to Auslan interpreter Maxine Buxton, and to Jodee Mundy.

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