Dr June Perkins is a Brisbane-based poet, blogger and children’s author, of Indigenous Papua New Guinean and Australian background, raised in Tasmania by Baha’i parents.  She utilizes multiarts and multicultural stories to inspire an enriched sense of belonging and compassion in those who encounter her work.

She was recently invited to share Magic Fish Dreaming at the Asia Pacific Triennial Pacific, Summer Program 2019 and became a member of Mana Pasifika research Institute.  She maintains an interest and dedication to promoting diversity in the Australian literary landscape. Her first children’s book is the award-winning poetry collection, Magic Fish Dreaming (2016) illustrated by Helene Magisson.


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Five Fantastic Facts with the Young Authors Academy

Kids Book Review Interview

Interview with ReadiLearn

Interview with Ali Stegert on Spilling Ink


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