Raelee Lancaster is a Brisbane-based poet and researcher. 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. Raelee currently works on research projects with Walanga Muru at Macquarie University and with YLab at the Foundation of Young Australians. Raelee has enjoyed sharing her creative work with others at emerging writers salons and open mic events in Brisbane.
Raised on Awabakal country, Raelee has ties to the Wiradjuri and Biripi nations. While she grew up in a cultural environment with Aboriginal customs and traditions, Raelee is currently researching her family history to find out about her mob. You can find Raelee on Twitter @raeleelancaster. If you wish to contact Raelee, please do so via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing/Editing Experience and Achievements
- Social Media Manager/Online Editor for Grapeshot Magazine
- Co-writer and co-producer for the 2015 and 2016 Macquarie Ancient History Association (MAHA) history revues
- 1 poem ‘i grew up’ published in Rabbit 21: The Indigenous Issue
- Participant in the 2017 Toolkits: Poetry program through Australian Poetry and Express Media
- 2 poems ‘Journey back to language’ and ‘Words Unspoken’ published in Westerly: Flux
- Read a suite of poems at the Brisbane launch of Voiceworks #109 ‘Sprawl’
- 1 poem ‘How to make a cuppa coffee (in six simple steps)’ was shortlisted for the 2017 Fair Australia Prize through Overland
- #8wordstory entry for Queensland Writers Centre posted on electronic billboards around Sydney from 20-24 November
Acknowledgement of Country
I grew up on the western shores of Awaba (Lake Macquarie) on Awabakal land and have ties to the Wiradjuri and Biripi people. Throughout my life, I have moved around and lived on many different nations and with different 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.