Saturday, 13 October 2018 from 15:00-16:30
40 Charlotte Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4000
Join me for the launch of Hot Take, my latest collection of poetry. The book will be launched by Shastra Deo. Chloë Callistemon will also read.
Have a drink, a Jatz cracker and a wedge of cheddar and one of Brisbane’s now customary poetry launch cupcakes.
“Something is terribly wrong. The news lurches between horror show and parody. Aeroplanes disappear from radar screens. The Holocene obliterates itself. Hot Take confronts opinion culture in the attention economy, love in the age of Tinder, politics in the age of Brexit and Trump. It will stay with you long after the think pieces are forgotten.”
From the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Judges Comments for ‘Content’
‘Ferney proves himself to be the rightful heir to the great John Forbes by holding a mirror to machines of power … This is an exhilarating, frequently hilarious, language-driven poetry that shows us precisely where we’re at.’