on joy and sorrow – QPF series

Betsy Turcot profile

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.

By Eleanor Jackson

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

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