Gorilla on Tour – Performer Profile: Emily Ballou

Emily Ballou is an Australian poet, novelist and screenwriter. WIdely published and awarded, her works include a verse portrait of Charles Darwin, ‘The Darwin Poems’ which was awarded the Wesley Michel Wright Poetry Prize in 2009, highly commended in the Anne Elder Award and shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Prize, the Western Australian Premier’s Prize, the Mary Gilmore Prize and the ALS Gold Medal. Good Reading said of it:

“a remarkable book…Emily Ballou has created a stirring portrait of the great naturalist in verse…You don’t have to be a Darwin enthusiast or a poetry buff to enjoy this book, but it may turn you into both.”

Here she is, reading ‘The Donkey’:

Emily will be appearing in Glasgow on October 9

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