For those not yet familiar with the narrative humanity of Trudie Murrell and the compact delicacy of Vuong Pham, two lovely emerging Brisbane poets – I vote you head on down to Riverbend Books tomorrow evening.
I’ll be there, and we can hug it out.
With the launch of Brisbane New Voices IV only two days away (Tuesday April 23), the excitement is building like a storm. Once again, if you are anywhere near this fine city of Brisbane, I hope that you are able to join us on the Riverbend Books deck as we welcome this collection into the world. Tickets are selling fast, but there are still some available here.
As part of the ‘build up’, I want to share a ‘first taste’ from both poet’s collections. So let’s start with Trudie and the title poem from her debut micro-collection, Women and Cars. This poem kick starts the collection and its freewheeling energy resonates throughout the remainder of the poems. For me, it is one of those poems that once read/heard, is never forgotten.
Women and Cars
For three generations the women
of my family have held
an abiding love…
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