Luke Patterson

Luke Patterson is a Gamilaroi poet and folklorist living on Gadigal lands. He is interested in the ways bioregional identities and consciousness are expressed through localised and vernacular forms. Luke’s research and creative pursuits are grounded in his extensive work with Aboriginal and other community-based organisations across Australia.

Illawarra Wandering

By Luke Patterson — 14 March, 2022

city undressed      our      first ballad affinity mapped      traced      sequenced      life heard rising      we say      Eora      to earth a naturism      whose sky      welcomes lingoed council      circumference      draped pitch      cicada hootenanny      heat our poultice longing distance      love act      entangled song line…