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Yasmin Smith


Yasmin Smith is an editor, writer and poet of South Sea Islander, Northern Cheyenne, Kabi Kabi and English heritage. Beginning her publishing career at the national black&write! Indigenous Writing and Editing Project, she has worked across literary fiction, non-fiction, children’s books and poetry with a focus on supporting First Nations creatives and their stories. She has been a judge for the David Unaipon Award, and was a recipient of the Australian Publishers Association’s Residential Editorial Program in 2022. Yasmin was shortlisted for the Judith Wright Poetry Prize in 2020, and her most recent poem was published in Australian Poetry Journal’s Best of Australian Poems 2022. She is currently an editor at University of Queensland Press where her work includes overseeing their groundbreaking First Nations Classics series.

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