Readings Carlton — Woiworung Country, 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053
m//otherland is a literary debut that cradles the intimacies of longing and love for a country torn apart by distance, violence and desire. In the tradition of Latin American literature, these poems explore the nooks of Mexican roots, family, queerness, sanctity and memory. They weave restlessly between borders, bodies and liminal spaces. Calling into question the traditional narratives of Latin symbolism and identity, Asiel Adán Sánchez writes back to a home that is constantly healing. This collection was recently highly commended by the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2021, and the opening piece ‘Make Up Lessons’ won the 2020 Queensland Poetry Festival – Film & Poetry Challenge.
This event is free to attend but bookings are essential.