Kerri Shying


Kerri Shying is a poet of Wiradjuri and Chinese family, publishing across many journals and anthologies.

She is the author of a bilingual pocketbook of poems SING OUT WHEN YOU WANT ME, 2017, Flying Island Press, ELEVENSIES, 2018, Puncher and Wattman, and KNITTING MANGROVE ROOTS, 2019, Flying Island Press.

Kerri held the Varuna Dr Eric Dark Flagship Fellowship for 2019 for her current collection KNOW YOUR COUNTRY, 2020, Puncher and Wattman, and was shortlisted in 2017 for both the Helen Ann Bell Prize and the Noel Rowe Award.

She was a nominee in the Aspire Awards 2020, an activity of the Human Rights Commission, for disability activism in the arts.

Kerri has been convenor of Write Up for five years, a free arts/writing group for people living with disability. She lives with disability in Newcastle, NSW with her famous dog Max Spangly.

Kerri Shying

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