Giramondo Publishing is pleased to invite you to the launch of Jennifer Maiden’s The Metronome.
To be launched by Robert Adamson on Sunday 26 March 2017, 4 for 4:30 pm.
Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, Sydney
Please RSVP here
The Metronome is the third annual poetry collection by award-winning poet Jennifer Maiden addressing issues of the moment, and featuring intimate conversations about power and policy between contemporary figures and their historical counterparts. The English Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and the Irish patriot Constance Markievicz discuss friendship, passive resistance and immigration on a walk in the Scottish Highlands. Abraham Lincoln and Eleanor Roosevelt counsel Hillary Clinton on compassion and responsibility during a stormy winter’s night in New Hampshire. Throughout, we admire Maiden’s reading of public figures, the strength of her interest in the morality of conduct, the magical settings for her exploration of ideas, and the rhythmical beat of her poetry, offering reassurance and continuity in a period marked by austerity and fear.
Jennifer Maiden’s collections have won the NSW and Victorian Premier’s Poetry Prizes, the Age Poetry Book of the Year, and the Victorian Premier’s Award for Literature, the richest literary prize in Australia.
For more information on The Metronome, visit our website.