Launch of Glasshouses, QPF 2016

Glasshouses was launched on Saturday 27th August at The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts as part of Queensland Poetry Festival 2016

The event was hosted by University of Queensland Press’ Poetry Editor Felicity Plunkett and MC’d by UQP Project Editor Ian See. Matt Hetherington launched Glasshouses; Nathan Shepherdson read ‘Stern Man’, a Glasshouses poem which remixes the proem from Nigel Featherstone’s Remnants (Nigel wrote about Remnants and ‘Stern Man’ here). My thanks to Felicity, Ian, Matt and Nathan, to my publisher Madonna Duffy, and to everyone who attended. 

A couple of QPF highlights: Felicity Plunkett’s illuminating interview with Tracy K Smith, who talked about patience, space, and having a room of one’s own; Shastra Deo winning the 2016 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for The Agonist, forthcoming from UQP in 2017 (Shastra read from her manuscript, I can’t wait to read her collection). 

My thanks to QPF’s Co-Directors David Stavanger and Annie Te Whiu, my family and my friends. 

Glasshouses is available from: Amazon, Angus & RobertsonAvid Reader, Barnes & Noble, BlioBookDepository, Booktopia, Boomerang BooksCollins BooksellerseBooks.comFishpond, Folio Books, GleebooksGoogle (Play), KinokuniyaKoboMatilda Bookshop, Penguin Random HouseQBDReadings, Riverbend Books, Robinsons Bookshop, The Bookshop Darlinghurst, The Brunswick Street Bookstore, The Hobart Bookshop, The Nile, and University of Queensland Press.  

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