Brisbane New Voices IV: Women and Cars by Trudie Murrell

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.

Another Lost Shark

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.

BNV IV Women and Cars

 

Women and Cars

For three generations the women
of my family have held
an abiding love…

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By Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer, cyclist, writer, gal about town, feminist, freewheeler, and friend.

1 comment

  1. Reblogged this on She Stole My Every Rock and Roll and commented:

    Because I have discovered you can reblog a reblog (although if a blog falls in the wood and no one reads it, well, that’s the best outcome for us all somedays)… here tis!

    The lovely Brisbane New Voices IV is happening Tuesday 23 April, and Trudie Murrell will be reading from her new book “Women and Cars”. Trudie was featured in the Women’s showcase for Words or Whatever last November and really is “extended poetry family” to Betsy and I. We’re looking forward to her opening one of our shows for Chosen Family. But if you can’t wait that long, go to the launch tomorrow!

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