‘In little bit long time we experience a true poet’s strong and singing voice… She has a tradition of innovators behind her – poets from Oodgeroo Noonuccal to Lionel Fogarty – who also experimented with writing the spoken word and creating new forms. When I first heard Ali read these poems I wanted copies immediately so I could spread the word.’ – Robert Adamson
Ali Cobby Eckermann is a nunga poet and writer from the Northern Territory, now living in the ‘intervention-free’ South Australian village of Koolunga. Her poetry charts a long journey to reconnect with her Yankunytjatjara family. little bit long time was first published by The Australian Poetry Centre as part of their New Poets Series.