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Bebe Backhouse

bebe oliver

poet, writer, facilitator, public speaker and master of ceremonies

i live on the land of the wurundjeri woi-wurrung. 
i acknowledge aboriginal and torres strait islander peoples across this country as the custodians of culture, truth,
identity and the elements.

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aboriginal poet, writer and truth-teller

bebe oliver is a descendant of the bardi jawi people, and an award-winning writer and creative leader.

a writer, poet, illustrator, speaker and facilitator living on the unceded land of the kulin peoples, bebe's works encompass love, loss, identity, aboriginal and gay existence, place, and country.

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more than these bones

more than these bones is an epic and intercontinental poetry work detailing the author’s journey through heartbreak and self-discovery.

the book is rooted in place. pieces land in multiple settings – the bar, the beach, the bush and sometimes, the bedroom, each location lending itself to another dimension of his story so far.

the canopy of this collection stretches seamlessly from chic to ancient, from tender to tough, as backhouse’s writing offers a vital, polyphonic voice for our times.

alongside his words are photographs and hand-drawn expressions which speckle the page, every line the tattoo of an echo. more than these bones is filled with a love of flesh, of others, of country and eventually, for self.

More Than These Bones
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naarm, victoria, australia

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