Alison Whittaker is a Gomeroi multitasker. Between 2017–2018, she was a Fulbright scholar at Harvard Law School, where she was named the Dean’s Scholar in Race, Gender and Criminal Law. Alison is a Senior Researcher at the Jumbunna Institute. Her debut poetry collection, Lemons in the Chicken Wire, was awarded the State Library of Queensland’s black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowship in 2015. Her latest book, Blakwork, was published in 2018. Alison was the co-winner of the 2017 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for Many Girls White Linen. Most recently, she was the Indigenous Poet-In-Residence for the 2018 Queensland Poetry Festival.
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