The launch of my new book, Even in the Dark, was a great celebration last saturday. Thanks to Deb Force and her team from the Sun Bookshop for excellent organisation, to the University of WA Publishing for their amazing support, to Fleur Diamond for her mc-ing, to the wonderful Lyn McCredden for her generous words about the poetry, to Dean Frenkel for wowing us all with his amazing harmonics (having already inspired one poem!) – and to all my friends, family and poetry people who helped create such a buzz of excitement down there in Yarraville!
It is truely amazing for me to have the book launched. As other writers will know, after all the business of actually writing and working on the poems, thinking about how a pile of poems might cohere into a collection, hunting around for the right publisher and going through that process with them – it’s fantastic to think that the work now has a place in the external world. May the poems find and speak to readers – and of course I’m looking forward to hearing what readers might have to say about the poems!