Come to the book launched of Michelle Cahill’s latest collection of poetry, The Herring Lass on Friday 10th Feb.
To be launched by Tina Giannoukos, 6pm for 6.30pm.
Refreshments available and copies of the book at a special launch price!**
The Herring Lass (Arc) explores human and animal migrations: how animals and birds survive extreme climate and resist assailants inspire reflections on transnational events, the exodus of refugees. The poems consider the threshold between wilderness, history and social order where landscape becomes a place of violence, dispossession and loss. A feminist experience of fragmentation, exile, divorce, motherhood, is an undercurrent, words wrestling with the consequences of these events.
About Michelle Cahill: an award-winning poet and fiction writer. Her collection Vishvarupa was shortlisted in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. She won the Val Vallis Award, the Hilary Mantel Short Story Competition, was shortlisted in the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Prize among others. Her short story collection Letter to Pessoa is published by Giramondo.
Tina Giannoukos holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne. She has worked in teaching, journalism and law, and has held a Varuna Fellowship for new writers. She has also lived and worked in Beijing, and has travelled widely, including in Egypt. She has read her poetry in Greece and China. Her first collection of poetry, In a Bigger City, appeared in 2005. Bull Days is shortlisted in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2017