Motherlode is the first major collection of Australian women’s poetry in over a decade. More than 120 poets share the telling of a very contemporary story of identity – how we see ourselves as and in relation to mothers, grandmothers and children. Past icons such as Judith Wright, Gwen Harwood, Dorothy Hewitt and Oodgeroo Noonuccal appear alongside established poets of today, including Judith Beveridge, Jennifer Maiden, Bronwyn Lea, Fay Zwicky and many more. Poems cover a wide range of themes from nature, iconography, pregnancy, birth, parenting, maternal and female roles, childlessness, loss, generational relationships and ageing and as Geoff Page says in his review for Radio National’s Book Show, the anthology transcends the gender divide.
We in Brisbane are fortunate enough to be able to celebrate the launchof Motherlode at Avid Reader on Friday November 13 and what is even better is all readers of Another Lost Shark have been offered free entry.
All you have to do is rock up on the night and give the name Another Lost Shark at the counter and a ticket will be yours free of charge.
All the details are below.
“Motherlode: Australian Women’s Poetry”
Join some of our finest female poets for a celebration of the craft
Venue: Avid Reader Bookshop 193 Boundary Street West End
Date: Friday 13th November
Time: 6pm for 6.30pm start
Tickets $5 or free for readers of Another Lost Shark
Hope to see many of you there…