Ali Cobby Eckermann
Ali Cobby Eckermann is a Yankunytjatjara poet. Her first poetry collection Little Bit Long Time celebrated her successful search to find her birth family. She has written much about the legacy of the Stolen Generations including her first verse novel His Fathers Eyes.
Her second verse novel Ruby Moonlight won the 2012 Deadly Award for Literature, the 2013 Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize and NSW Premiers BOOK OF THE YEAR. Ali released her poetic memoir Too Afraid To Cry that same year.
In 2014 Ali was Artist In Residence at the University of Sydney, performed at the Ledbury Poetry Festival in England, and attended the International Writers Program at the University of Iowa .
Alis latest collection Inside My Mother was published in 2015 by giramondo. Alis passion for Aboriginal literature encouraged her to establish Aboriginal Writers Retreat in her home in South Australia.