Sun, 1 January 2006
Alia Gabres is a Co-director of ‘The Centre for Poetics and Justice’ (a not-for-profit organisation focussed on using poetry as a form of literary education and social engagement). She was recently a part of the Global Poetics Tour 2011 where she toured and performed alongside international wordsmiths Shane Koyzcan, Ken Arkind and Mahogany Brown.
Alia also curated of a Spoken Word explorations series entitled ‘Tell it Like it is’ at the Footscray Arts Centre and is currently undertaking an Artist Residency at the City Library.
Alia also recently embarked on a five state national tour and she is currently working on her first collection of poetry entitled 'This Residue of Light: Broken openings, poetry and the like...'
Alia is of Eritrean decent, born in Saudi Arabia but raised in Australia. Her work delves into issues of race and identity using her poetry as a means of engaging in cross-cultural dialogue. Alia uses her poetry is a re-introduction to the human story.
And in her own words ‘In unveiling our difference we often find we are naked before a mirror of similarities...’
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