Lionel Fogarty

Lionel Fogarty

About Lionel Fogarty

Lionel Fogarty is an Indigenous Australian poet and political activist. is poetry, while in no way dismissible as simply 'political poetry', can be seen as an extension of these activities on another front. Common themes are the maintenance of traditional Aboriginal culture and the everyday realities of European occupation. Among the most 'experimental' of contemporary Australian poetry, his work has sometimes been described as 'surrealist'.
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