“Omar Musa writes hard, beautiful poems about things that are true” — Kate Tempest
Presented by Nicholas Projects in association with Stephen McLaughlan Gallery
Join Omar in celebrating his Melbourne book launch of “Millefiori”. He will do a performance, a short Q&A and a book signing.
Also performing poetry will be Abe Nouk and Alia Gabres.
Drinks on arrival.
When: Monday, May 1 @ 6:30pm
Where: Stephen McLaughlan Gallery
Level 8, Room 16, The Nicholas Building
37 Swanston Street,
A collection of love poems and fierce raps, “Millefiori” is Omar Musa’s third book of poetry. Both dream-like and gritty, it also includes scans of draft poems in Musa’s notebook. Heartbreak, cocaine, colonial violence, memory and cave paintings: this is a world full of unbearable beauty and brutality.
Omar Musa is a Malaysian-Australian author, rapper and poet from Queanbeyan, Australia. His debut novel Here Come the Dogs was long-listed for the International Dublin Literary Award and the Miles Franklin Award. He was named one of the Sydney Morning Herald’s Young Novelists of the Year in 2015.