Natalie D-Napoleon


Natalie D-Napoleon’s work has appeared in Meanjin, Southerly, Australian Poetry Journal and Writer’s Digest. She received the Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize in 2018 and a KSP Poetry Award in 2019. Her debut collection, First Blood, was published by Ginninderra Press in 2019. Her poem ‘Write an island’ was published in Griffith Review 65: Crimes and Punishments.


Definition: wog (n); a thing

PoetryA wog is a word for a thing a polliwog, a golliwog a black-face doll – a sailor who has not crossed the equator – with a halo of hair and a gash of lips, no hips, frozen in time, a white minstrel thing, a caricature – a...

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