Melanie Mununggurr-Williams is the 2018 Australian Poetry Slam Champion.
Melanie is a Djapu writer from Yirrkala
in East Arnhem Land. She is one of about 4600 speakers of Yolnu-Matha. Her
first poetry book will be published by Penguin in 2020. Watch
her perform two poems at Sydney Opera House –
“I Run” and “Double Threat”
Melanie recently toured North America including Banff Art Centre, Blue Metroplois Festival, Montreal and the Nuyorican Poets Café.
In 2019, she is also touring to festivals in Byron Bay, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Ubud, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau.