It would be completely remiss not to send you along to the beautiful Queensland Poetry Festival website today.
For not only is the QFP site a beautiful repository of information about the festival, which is held each year in August, but it also features this week a lovely interview with my partner in rhyme, Betsy Turcot.
Outside of this collaboration, Betsy is a fine writer and performer in her own right, whose commitment and generosity as a creator have been a repeated source of inspiration. Back in the day, Betsy was a “poetry blind date”, someone that someone said I should get in touch with. And, lo and the be Holden, a couple of years later I am honoured to call her a friend.
The interview, which forms a part of a series that QPF is running with Queensland poets, considers the heartbreaking and finely wrought ways in which poetry and joy and sorrow intersect.