You can download a transcript of Episode 3 - Evelyn Araluen here.
After six months of quarantine and social distancing the terms, relationships, and rituals which reinforce our sense of social and cultural reality are losing their validity. Or at least they are for writer Evelyn Araluen. For a world in the death-throws of late capitalism, things are quiet in this house. What’s the point of poetry at the end? What’s the point of pants when no one will see them? The author isn’t dead, but she’s running a depression-meal cooking show in her kitchen. Interweaving poetry, theory and video, this work contemplates personal registers of global transformation in the midst of a stage four lockdown.
Evelyn Araluen is a poet, researcher and co-editor of Overland Literary Journal. Her widely published criticism, fiction and poetry has been awarded the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers, the Judith Wright Poetry Prize, and a Wheeler Centre Next Chapter Fellowship. Born and raised in Dharug country, she is a descendant of the Bundjalung nation. Her debut poetry collection DROPBEAR is forthcoming with the University of Queensland Press in early 2021.
Evelyn's work will be based on poetry to and for the end of the world, exploring ideas of futility and despair in a context of humour and self-effacement.
Dream Sequence has been newly created for lockdown, this is a new digital program comprised of 10 works by 10 Western Sydney artists broadcast live on our website over 10 months. Find out more about this ongoing series here.
The program is made possible through the generous support of Create NSW.