About The Event
As part of the That Poetry Thing readings, join us at Smith’s Alternative for the launch of two new Recent Work titles:
Rhymes with Hyenas by Heather Taylor-Johnson: Imagine if six famous protagonists transcended chronological and geographical barriers to come together through a poetry group in Adelaide. Rhymes with Hyenas is an inventive narrative of emails and poetry that gives a female voice to characters originally written by men. They are Ursula from DH Lawrence’s Women in Love, Caddy from Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury, Melanie from Coetzee’s Disgrace, Delores from Nabokov’s Lolita, Katherina from Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, and Lilith from Hebrew mythology.
Portrait of a Woman Walking Home by Anne Casey: In this lyrical, often wry, sometimes heartbreaking and just occasionally horrifying selection of poems, internationally award-winning poet, Anne Casey invites you to step into her shoes, take a self-guided cruise through the State of Womanhood with its redacted facts and multiple travel warnings, feel the red hot sting of betrayal, and leave behind nights of secrets and dread to rise with the rage that her fine sisters gave, a scattering of blue skies and a pocketful of hope on the long walk home.
Due to COVID lockdown in the ACT, this event will be available online via Zoom. The Zoom link will be provided one hour before the event begins.
Open Mic: Limited to 10 poets reading for 3 mins each. Spaces can be reserved on the night, or pre-book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org