Evelyn Araluen is a poet and educator researching Indigenous literatures at the University of Sydney. She is the coordinator of Black Rhymes Aboriginal Poetry Night in Redfern, and a founding member of grassroots activist group Students Support Aboriginal Communities. Her writing has been published in Overland, Southerly, Cordite, and Best Australian Poems 2016. She was the 2017 winner of the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers. Born and raised in Dharug country, she is a descendent of the Bundjalung nation.