It was fantastic to be involved with these poems, with a collection Graham Nunn says is ‘brimming with domestic luminosity‘ and I do agree. The poems in First Place reveal an unapologetic struggle with motherhood, a forthright engagement with the issues around parenthood and a powerful directness. Just check out ‘The Facts’ or ‘Shopping for Girls’ at Verity La.
In other instances the collection shows real tenderness in ‘Solitaire‘ and in ‘Concluding,’ or takes a sly look at the past. There’s much more to enjoy, right down to a brilliant cover design by Jenny Chapman.
If you’re around Brisbane this Sunday, visit her at the Speedpoets gig:
SpeedPoets, Sunday September 5, 2:00pm – 5:30pm, InSpire Gallery Bar – 71 Vulture St. West End
Tiggy Johnson, Randall Stephens & Andy White
2010 SpeedPoets Open Mic Competition
Entry is a gold coin donation