Natalie Harkin is a Narungga woman from the Chester family in South Australia. She is an academic and activist-poet, and her PhD research is an archival-poetic interrogation of the state's Aboriginal records. Her words have been installed and projected in exhibitions comprising text-object projection.
She is part of the Unbound Collective, a group of Aboriginal women collaborating through research, exhibitions and performance projections through Adelaide's 'cultural precinct'. She is a column writer for Overland and her first collection of poetry, Dirty Words, was published by Cordite Books in 2015.
Queensland Poetry Festival - Lost Language Found -2016
On our shelves:
- "These days I think of Aunty Doreen"- part of the poem "Resistance"
- Disney, Dan. "Dan Disney reviews Natalie Harkin". Sharsmand Books. (6 July 2015), Internet, 18 Jan. 2017.
- Minter, Peter and Zoe Zadijuerski. "Introduction to Natalie Harkin's Dirty Words". Overland (18 March 2015), Internet. 18 Jan. 2017.
- Newling, Pip. "Dirty words by Natalie Harkin". Mascara Literary Review. Issue 119 (August 2016), Internet. 18 Jan 2017.
- Poet Natalie Harkin interviewed by Anita Heiss - NAIDOC Week 2015
- Natalie Harkin - Flinders University - Staff entry
Criticism and interpretation:
- Natalie Harkin - Overland - Emerging poet series