By Kirli SaundersIndigenous Writing Magabala Books
Kirli Saunders debut poetry collection is a pleasure to lose yourself in. Kirli has a keen eye for observation, humour and big themes that surround Love/Connection/Loss in an engaging style, complemented by evocative and poignant imagery. It talks to identity, culture, community and the role of Earth as healer. Kindred has the ability to grab hold of the personal in the universal and reflect this back to the reader.
Kirli Saunders’s Kindred is a beautiful collection of poems that speak to what it’s like as a young First Nations person. Saunders brings little stories of peace, overcoming self-doubt, and remembering the importance of family. Her voice is strong, whilst it brings gentle, succinct reminders of the marvel that is our kin, our family, our friends, ourselves.
An extract from Kindred is available here.
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