Saturday 25th May, Helen Hagemann & her new Bounty: Prose Poetry, at The Moon, on Zoom!

Perth Poetry Club has the wonderful Helen Hagemann and the launch of her new book Bounty: Prose Poetry plus open-mike this Saturday 25th May, 2pm-4pm, at The Moon Café and on Zoom.

In her own words “I decided I would launch my new collection at the Moon Cafe, having been approached by Neil Pattinson (albeit at Andrew Burke’s funeral). I was invited to read sometime this year. I told Neil that I was having a new collection released and that I would approach him when published. Hence, my choosing to launch the book and read a few prose poems. I did attend the Perth Poetry Club’s 15th birthday on 30th March and gave them a taste of one poem.

This collection Bounty: Prose Poetry is a two decade long exploration of the form that has allowed me to explore a multi-layer of styles and preoccupations within the genre.

A small selection of the prose poems has been previously published in Southerly, Westerly, Cordite, Eureka Street Journal and online. It was a fortuitous time in 2021 when I subscribed to a Frontier Prose Poetry Project. I received a favourable response from Prose Poetry Editor Jose Hernandez Diaz who ostensibly praised four poems: Bridge, Church, Hotel and Market. He has since provided me with a quote for the book, so gratefully I have included his kind words.

The voice lingers playfully in reverie, as many speakers in good prose poems do. There is a lot of experimentation with the force of language and sound. Bravo! – Jose Hernandez Diaz, author of Bad Mexican, Bad American and The Parachutist.

Open-mike as usual.

Join us to celebrate poetry at The Moon from the back room, and on Zoom.

Saturday, 25th May 2024, 2pm to 4pm Perth Aus WST (GMT+8hrs).

Helen Hagemann & her new book Bounty: Prose Poetry + open-mike,
at The Moon Café, 323 William Street, Northbridge, and on Zoom

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A great space to be on a Saturday afternoon at The Moon and on Zoom.

In weeks to come, we have:

Helen Hagemann & her new book Bounty: Prose Poetry
+ open-mike

Josephine Clarke + Ananda Barton
+ open-mike

Love to Read Local event - Tim Kinsella reading from Wingbeat, being interviewed by Scott-Patrick Mitchell
+ open-mike
We will also have Scott-Patrick Mitchell and Kaya Ortiz reading their Blake Poetry Prize poems in the second half + open-mike

Ross Jackson & Suited to Grey
+ open-mike

… All with open-mike, not to be missed …