‘A lot of my poetry has featured language and my picture books that are forthcoming all feature language as well. And I think it's really important adding to our literary landscape with First Nations works, celebrating, sharing and preserving language in books,’ Kirli said.
In addition to writing books Kirli is an established poet. She developed Poetry in First Languages delivered by Red Room Poetry which has provided poetry and language workshops for thousands of students and community members across NSW, NT and ACT.
During the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, hear more from Kirli in our video filmed at the PMLA Awards ceremony.