Ellen van Neerven / Mary Jean Chan / Jazz Money

Ellen van Neerven and Jazz Money, two leading contemporary First Nations poets from Australia, will read alongside the Judith E Wilson Poetry Fellow, organised by Louis Klee

7pm June 4, 2024

The Leslie Stephen Room, Trinity Ln, Cambridge CB2 1TJ

Jazz Money is a Wiradjuri poet and artist based on Gadigal land, Sydney. Her practice is centred around poetics while producing works that encompass installation, digital, performance, film and print. Their writing has been widely published nationally and internationally, and performed on stages around the world. Jazz’s first poetry collection, the best-selling how to make a basket(UQP, 2021) was the 2020 winner of the David Unaipon Award. Their second collection mark the dawn is forthcoming from UQP in 2024.

Ellen van Neerven is an award-winning writer and editor of Mununjali and Dutch heritage.  They have authored two poetry collections, Throat (2020) and Comfort Food (2016), one work of fiction, Heat and Light (2024), and a nonfiction collection called Personal Score (2023), which received the 2024 Victorian Premier’s Prize for non-fiction.

Mary Jean Chan is the current Judith E Wilson Poetry Fellow.