500 Native Tongues – Andrew Cox


Andrew Cox is a proud Filipino/Australian, based on the Central Coast of NSW. 2018 saw the release of The Space Between the Words, Andrew’s first collection of writing, and making his mark as an important voice for Spoken Word in Sydney. A regional APS champion and state finalist, his poetry has taken him to stages the likes of Sydney Town Hall & Parliament House, Canberra. He has been a featured act for Sydney Writers Festival & Sydney Contemporary Art Fair. With a desire to see people experience the power of poetry and engage deeply, Andrew’s live performances are memorable for intensity, honesty and abstract storytelling.

Here, he talks with Peril Chair, Eleanor Jackson, about his work, 500 Native Tongues, for Red Dirt Poetry Festival, which speculates about the role of the migrant in the colonial experiment of “Australia”. Andrew will also feature in a full set for Red Dirt Poetry Festival, so follow their Facebook to find further details of events between 30 July – 2 August.

Author: Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer and community radio broadcaster. Eleanor Jackson is a former Editor in Chief and Poetry Editor of Peril and currently Chair of the Board.

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