September 21

Triple Book Launch: Melinda Smith, Martin Dolan and Shane Strange

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About The Event

76 Alinga Street
Canberra, ACT 2601 Australia
September 21, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us at Smith’s Alternative, or via Zoom for the launch of three new Recent Work titles:

Man-Handled, Melinda Smith’s seventh poetry collection, includes the found-text chapbook Listen, bitch plus new work from the last three years. Its central concern is gendered violence, both verbal and physical. These poems also extend their gaze to violences perpetrated in the names of colonialism, nationalism and capitalism. While this is Smith’s angriest book, it still takes time to celebrate moments of connection and wonder.

Sleeping Dogs is Martin Dolan’s third book of poetry. From the epic of Gilgamesh to the laws of thermodynamics, from Rimbaud in Paris to unheard voices of literature, Sleeping Dogs is a visceral and often acerbic collection marked by Martin Dolan’s taut, undeniable lines and precise, crystalline language.

All Suspicions Have Been Confirmed is Shane Strange’s debut collection. Don’t encourage him.

Combination live and streamed event (Zoom and Room): live attendees should book tickets with Smith’s at the link below. Zoom attendees should check the That Poetry Thing facebook event at 6pm on the night for the Zoom event link. Doors open 6.30pm, event starts at 7pm.

Important note: If you are a person who is vulnerable to COVID-19, *please* stay home and attend via Zoom. If you do buy a ticket and find yourself unwell on the night, likewise *please* protect your community by staying home and Zooming in. It’s free, and it’s COVID-safe