Vagabond Press is thrilled to announce the release of Bella Li s debut collection Argosy.
Drawing inspiration from the surrealist collage novels of Max Ernst, this innovative full-length collection is an arresting and utterly unique assemblage of poetry, collage and photography.
In two parts, the book engages with themes of travel and exploration, language and loss, identity and originality, as well as the relationship between poetry and other disciplines: the visual arts, history, literature and film.
Polyglot in sensibility and content, and daring in construction, Argosy defies categorisation.
Grounded firmly in Australian contemporary poetic practice, the book is also outward-looking in its approach to form and content; it constitutes a landmark in both local and international poetics.
‘Li is a cartographer of a different kind. Her map-making is as aesthetic as it is topographic, plotting fragmented histories, horizons and the spectral lands of memory and dream.’ Tamryn Bennett, Mascara Literary Review
Go here to see the collection.
The Alderman, 134 Lygon Street, Brunswick East
3pm Sunday March 26, 2017