Raelee Lancaster works on research projects in Sydney and Brisbane and often works from her couch in her pyjamas. Raelee’s academic background is in ancient history and heritage studies, though she also enjoys learning about and working within the GLAMR (galleries, libraries, archives, museums and records) sector. She has also been very passionate about writing, particularly poetry writing, since she was young. This blog is dedicated to Raelee’s writing.
Raelee began emerging in the poetry scene in 2017. In 2017, Raelee was published in Rabbit Journal and was also accepted into the Toolkits: Poetry 2017 program through Express Media and Australian Poetry. Raelee also read some of her work at an emerging writer’s salon at Avid Reader Bookshop in Brisbane and volunteered with the Queensland Poetry Festival. Raelee enjoys writing non-fiction poetry and uses it as a way to explore the world around her and how she fits into that world. She has also begun working on a poetry series inspired by Suetonius’ Twelve Caesar’s.
Prior to 2017, Raelee had her work published in university publications and was the Online Editor for Grapeshot Magazine from July 2014 to November 2015. She has also co-written two history-related university revues during her time as an undergraduate at Macquarie University. During this time, Raelee also wrote a lot of poems for fun and has published them under the poetry section of this blog.
Acknowledgement of Country
I am a descendant of the Wiradjuri people and I grew up on the western shores of Awaba (Lake Macquarie) on Awabakal land. Since then, I have moved around and lived in many different nations and cultural groups within Australia. I am currently residing on Yagera and Turrbal country. I pay my respects to the traditional custodians of my home land, the land that nurtured me, and the land upon which I currently live. I also pay my respects to elders past, present and future.
All writing and published opinions are those of the author. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised to exercise caution as this blog may contain images or voices of dead persons.