Lorna Munro, a poet to watch

Last night I attended the exhibition opening of the latest proppaNOW exhibition at the Brisbane Powerhouse. The exhibition is part of APAM14. In addition to the usual opening night rituals, there was a performance by a group of young people who took our breathe away with their amazing talent. Unfortunately, I don’t have all their names so are unable to provide links. But I do know the name of one of them – Lorna Munro. I first came across Lorna’s work, following her online as part of her Tiddas Take Back group. But last night I was able to see her live, and I’m telling you know, she’s one you need to watch.

From a bio online,

Lorna Munro is a proud, young Wiradjuri/ Gamilaroi woman. This dynamic and upcoming writer and poet calls the Redfern/Waterloo area home. She has been strongly influenced and nurtured by her activist parents, and mentored by many other members of the Black Power Movement, who she affectionately refers to as her Aunties and Uncles. She has been an active member of her community since the age of thirteen and has travelled to New Zealand and South America for cultural exchange and youth leadership programs before she was nineteen. Read More …

I’ve found a couple of videos online that you should definitely watch .  

RHYME IN E MINOR – LORNA MUNRO from MK-1 on Vimeo.

From Unlocked at Sydney Writers Festival …