‘Irhil’ and ‘On the Eighth Day’

 

This is part of a series of ekphrastic poems presented alongside ‘Hyphenated’ at The Substation. Eunice Andrada’s poems respond to the work of exhibiting artists Rushdi Anwar and Eugenia Lim.


 

 

Eunice Andrada

Author: Eunice Andrada

Eunice Andrada is a Filipina-Australian poet, journalist, lyricist and teaching artist based in Sydney. Featured in The Guardian, CNN International, ABC News and other media, she has performed her poetry in diverse international stages, from the Sydney Opera House and the deserts of Alice Springs to the United Nations Climate Negotiations in Paris. During a residency in Canada's prestigious Banff Centre, she collaborated with award-winning jazz musician and Cirque du Soleil vocalist Malika Tirolien. She has also shared her verses with celebrated composer Andrée Greenwell for the choral project Listen to Me. Eunice co-produced and curated Harana, a series of poetry tours led by Filipina-Australians in response to the Passion and Procession exhibition in the Art Gallery of NSW. Her work has been translated into Tagalog, Hiligaynon, French, Japanese, and Czech, while her poems have appeared in Peril Magazine, Mascara Literary Review, Verity La, Voiceworks, and Deep Water Literary Review, amongst other publications. She was awarded the John Marsden & Hachette Australia Poetry Prize in 2014. In 2016, she was honoured by Australian Poetry as the first of their 30 Under 30 Poets. In 2018, the Amundsen-Scott Station in the South Pole of Antarctica will feature her poetry in a special exhibition on climate change. She was awarded an eco-poetry fellowship by the Australian Poetry and Nature Art and Habitat Residency. 'Flood Damages' is her first book of poetry, available for pre-order now: https://giramondopublishing.com/product/flood-damages/.

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