• Nadia Rhook,  Poetry

    Two Poems from boots by Nadia Rhook

    Nadia Rhook is a white settler historian, educator and poet. Her poetry is inspired by her work as a historian as much as it is by her life experiences and family histories.   Click on the sound files below to hear Nadia Rhook read two poems from her debut collection  boots ( UWAP, 2020).   Like “a compulsory streak of lightning in an optional summer sky”, Nadia Rhook’s poems speak to the regrets of memory and the terrors of complicity – Rashida Murphy   granddad’s anger ES · graddad’s anger   The poems in Nadia Rhook’s boots grapple head-on with what it means to write as a settler in a…

  • Nadia Rhook,  Profile

    Nadia Rhook – Poet, Teacher and Historian

    Nadia Rhook is a poet, historian, and university lecturer, and has a book coming out soon  about the language-scape of colonial Victoria (Duke University Press). I first met Nadia last year at an AASRN lunch not long after she moved to Perth.  I didn’t really speak to her at that lunch but a few months later, saw her walking hurriedly out of the state library. I wasn’t sure if she recognised me and was worried about waving down the wrong person. (I’ve once befriended someone thinking she was someone else and only realising two years later when I saw the first person again, that I’d befriended two different people).  That…