Melanie Mununggurr-Williams

Melanie Mununggurr-Williams

Slam poet

Biography

Melanie Mununggurr-Williams is the 2018 Australian Poetry Slam Champion. Melanie is a Djapu writer from Yirrkala in East Arnhem Land. She is one of about 4600 speakers of Yolnu-Matha. Her first poetry book will be published by Penguin in 2020. Mununggarr-Williams’s recent tour of North America included appearances at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the Blue Metropolis Festival in Montreal and the Nuyorican Poets Café in New York City. In 2019 Mununggarr-Williams will be a Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence and will tour to festivals in Byron Bay, Sydney, Melbourne, Ubud, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau.

Melanie Mununggarr-Williams是2018年澳大利亞口頭詩藝大賽的總冠軍。她是一位來自東阿納姆地區的Djapu人作家,是世界僅存的約4600名會講Yolnu-Matha語言的人士之一。她的第一本詩集將在2020年被企鵝出版集團出版。Mununggarr-Williams最近於北美洲進行巡迴演出,表演場地包括班夫藝術中心、蒙特利爾的Blue Metropolis Festival和紐約的Nuyorican Poets Cafe。2019年,Melanie成為班達農信託的駐留藝術家,并將於拜倫灣、悉尼、墨爾本、烏布德、新加坡、香港和澳門等地的泛藝術節巡迴演出。

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