Eunice Andrada is a poet and educator. Her first poetry collection Flood Damages (Giramondo Publishing 2018) won the Anne Elder Award and was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry and the Dame Mary Gilmore Award. Born and raised in the Philippines, she currently lives and writes on unceded Gadigal Land.
82 pages Paperback, 21 x 14.8 cm Published September 2021 ISBN 9781925818796
TAKE CARE explores what it means to survive within systems not designed for tenderness. Bound in personal testimony, the poems situate the act of rape within the machinery of imperialism, where human and non-human bodies, lands, and waters are violated to uphold colonial powers.
80 pages Paperback, 21 x 14.8 cm Published May 2018 ISBN 9781925336665
In Flood Damages, Eunice Andrada explores the open wounds of colonial occupation, diaspora and inheritance. Through the figure of a young Filipina-Australian woman whose family has been irreparably damaged by deportation, violence and illness, events both political and personal are felt most keenly in and through the body – ‘your blood sings of the scattered histories/ that left you here’. A poet and performance artist, Andrada combines the passionate intensity of voice, image and rhythms of prayer to affirm the brown female body as a site of vulnerability and power.