Wednesday, April 11
Collected Works Bookshop,
37 Swanston Street, Melbourne, (corner of Flinders Lane)
the days pass without name
Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs,
former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission
Reflecting on social justice themes, the days pass without name is Di’s fourth poetry chapbook, and includes her award-winning photography.
“Poignant meditations on love and peace, inspiring poems and images against injustice.” —Arnold Zable, Australian writer
“I feel that the book is a beautiful gift and it makes me feel strong because it helps me to imagine the many people in Australia who are supporting the refugees on Manus and Nauru. I did not feel these poems are only from one individual poet, I feel this book represents many warm hearts and beautiful people in Australia. The poems show a deep connection between Diana Cousens and many people who have been forgotten on Manus Island and Nauru. It is very important that these poems come from a heart and mind which have been living through the refugees’ suffering and plight for a long time. That’s why it’s such a valuable book.” —Behrouz Boochani, Kurdish Iranian writer, imprisoned on Manus Island for four and a half years.