Yvette Henry Holt


Brisbane born Yvette Henry Holt heralds from the Bidjara, Yiman and Wakaman Nations of Queensland. A multi-national award-winning poet, academic, editor, stand-up comedienne and photographer of Central Australian desert landscapes, Yvette has lived and worked in the greater region of the Australian Central Deserts for ten years.

Her debut publication titled ANONYMOUS PREMONITION (UQP 2008) won the Queensland Premier David Unaipon Award 2005, Scanlon Prize for Poetry NSW 2008, Victorian Premier’s Prize for Indigenous Writing 2008 and the RAKA Kate Challis Award 2010. In 2018 Yvette’s poem titled Mother’s Native Tongue, an ode to all who have a parent living with dementia, was Highly Commended for the Queensland Poetry Oodgeroo Noonuccal Prize. Yvette’s poetry has been widely anthologised and translated in several languages both in print and online.

Yvette Henry Holt

Festival Events

Psychogeography: The Poetics of Place

DATE April 1 TIME 3:00 pm WHEREUniversity of Newcastle NUspace X301 Book now

Poetry Salon

DATE April 1 TIME 5:30 pm WHERELongworth House Book now

Tell Me Again: Amy Thunig in Conversation

DATE April 1 TIME 1:30 pm WHEREUniversity of Newcastle NUspace X321 Book now