Wednesday, August 12, 2009

reading; mothers and others

Motherlode Reading/Adelaide launch
Saturday August 15th, 2.30pm
SA Writers Centre, Rundle Street


Readers:
Jude Aquilina
Jennifer Harrison
Jill Jones
Jeri Kroll
Kate Llewellyn
Jan Owen
Kate Waterhouse

Motherlode: Australian Women's Poetry 1986-2008, edited by Jennifer Harrison and Kate Waterhouse (Puncher and Wattmann), is a 342-page book featuring 126 poets on subjects relating to motherhood and family: from colonial experience and the world at large to pregnancy, children, loss and death. It includes poems by Judith Wright, Gwen Harwood, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Dorothy Hewett, Kate Llewellyn, Dorothy Porter, Jan Owen, Jennifer Maiden, Joanne Burns and many other well-known and newer poets. The readings include South Australian poets featured in the book plus the two editors.