The Launch of Leaving Here by Laurie Duggan

This has been an incredible year… T.H.E. Nunn is just about to celebrate his first birthday, ALS Publications released home{sic} by Julie Beveridge and Private Conversations vol. 1 by Cameron Hindrum, I travelled to Mission Beach for the very first time and worked with some amazing local writers, I joined the Speakers Ink family, I read twice in Melbourne, I had the pleasure of hosting an ‘in conversation’ session with one of my long time poetry heroes, Robert Adamson and now, to close the year, I have been invited to read on the bill at Laurie Duggan’s book launch. Really, it doesn’t get much better! Laurie’s work has been a major influence on my own writing, so it will be an absolute honour to share the stage on such a major occasion.

So here are the details folks, be sure to put them in your diary as I would love to see you all there.

Join Light-Trap Press and Queensland Poetry Festival to celebrate the launch of Laurie Duggan’s latest collection Leaving Here

…a suite of poems about being here and finding one’s feet elsewhere,
with an original lino-print cover by Angela Gardner. This beautifully
produced limited edition of only 100 signed and numbered copies is
the third in the light-trap press poetry-in-print series.

Laurie will take to the mic to read from the collection, joined on the evening by local poets Graham Nunn and Angela Gardner. Along with fine poetry and a glass of wine, Light-Trap Press will be giving away a lucky door prize on the night – a unique handprinted letterpress broadsheet ‘Swung Weight’.

When: Thursday 29th November
Time: 6pm start
Where: Queensland Writers Centre, Level 2, State Library of Queensland,
Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Brisbane
RSVP: Email

Laurie Duggan grew up in Melbourne and since 2006 he has been living in a market town in East Kent and is a regular reader on the London poetry circuit. He was awarded the ALS gold medal for outstanding work (for Mangroves, UQP 2003), and the succeeding book The Passenger (UQP, 2006) won the Judith Wright Calanthe award at the 2007 Queensland Premier’s Awards. His most recent books are Crab & Winkle, Exeter, Shearsman, 2009; The Epigrams of Martial (2nd ed), Boston, Pressed Wafer, 2010; Allotments [1-29], Wendell, Massachusetts, Fewer & Further, 2011; The Pursuit of Happiness, Bristol, Shearsman, 2012; and The Collected Blue Hills, Sydney, Puncher & Wattman 2012. His blog is at:

Angela Gardner is the author of two books of poetry, Views of the Hudson (Shearsman Books, 2009), written in New York during a Churchill Fellowship in print/poetry, and Parts of Speech (UQP, 2007) winner of the 2006 Arts Queensland ‘Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize’. Ampersand Duck, Canberra recently published her chapbook ‘Of Sky’. Angela also practices as a visual artist and has work in public collections.


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3 responses to “The Launch of Leaving Here by Laurie Duggan

  1. Have a great reading, should be a terrific book and a fine evening. I’m enjoying your book Graham.


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