KL HeadshotKelly-Lee Hickey

Raised on the sweat soaked wetlands of Australia’s far north, Kelly Lee Hickey breathes poetic intimacy into the intersections of belonging, identity and place. An Australian Poetry Slam Champion, seasoned cultural producer and trans-disciplinary artist, she has performed, published and produced works throughout Australia, China, Indonesia and New Zealand.

Whether writing love letters to inanimate objects, curating a museum of intimate memories or launching vessels for stories across the Arafura sea, her ‘stark’ (The Australian) and ‘pithy’ (The China Daily) excursions into cultural frontiers are infused with ‘defiant, blunt beauty’ (Cordite Poetry Review).