About

Raelke Grimmer is a writer, analogue photographer and linguist living on Larrakia Country in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. She writes creative nonfiction, young adult fiction and poetry. Her creative nonfiction has been published in Australian literary journals Griffith Review, Westerly, Kill Your Darlings and Meniscus, and her poem ‘Burning Two AM Conversations’ was shortlisted in the Poetry Award in the 2023 Northern Territory Literary Awards.

Raelke was a 2023 participant in the Australia Council and Creative New Zealand’s Digital Fellowship Program, where she worked on a project titled ‘Analostalgia’, using analogue technologies in digital spaces as a way of time travelling through space and place. She recorded an album of analogue sounds that will be released on Spotify and vinyl in late 2023. 

Raelke is a founding editor of Northern Territory literary journal Borderlands, a journal publishing the very best of Northern Territory and First Nations storytelling in all storytelling formats. She completed a PhD in Creative Writing at Flinders University in 2021 and lectures in Creative Writing and Applied Linguistics at Charles Darwin University. 

Raelke’s photography practice centres on black and white analogue photography and explores the interplay between digital storytelling and film photography. Her life writing project on Instagram @neverending_memoir explores what happens when we use social media as a retrospective, rather than instantaneous, method of documenting our lives.