It was a huge honour for Running Water Community Press and our authors published in the second edition of ‘Arelhekenhe Angkentye Women’s Talk; Poems of Lyapirtneme from Arrernte Women in Central Australia’ to be featured in The Weekend Australian Review magazine to mark 30 years since the Mabo decision. In this special edition, a selection of fourteen poems by First Nations poets across the continent appear alongside the beautiful cover artwork of ‘Arelhekenhe Angkentye’, painted by Sharon Ampetyane Alice and called ‘Lyapirtneme’. Among the fourteen poems selected are five from ‘Arelhekenhe Angkentye’ including Buffel Grass by Pat Perurrle Ansell Dodds, Birds of Sound and Saturday Night by Amelia Kngwarraye Turner, Guava by Sylvia Perrurle Neale and A Day at the Healing Centre by Magdelena Perrurle Marshall.
Literary Editor of The Australian, Caroline Overington, writes “I found the reading of these works a beautiful experience. I hope you do to”.