Able in the presence of rocks Death Grief Birth Life
... witness the lifting of the veil
Having predominantly written within live performance, my current written enquiry is within poetic form. I have always had an intimate relationship with poetry as both writer and reader, although a very private practice until now. My turning toward poetic form at this time has resulted in a debut collection of poems: Able in the presence of rocks. The collection speaks to themes of death, grief, birth, life and the subtle and overt ways in which they intertwine. Written during a period in which a wedding, death and birth took place, this personal work speaks to the pain, isolation, love and hope inherent within these, but ultimately the transformational experience which can occur when one is privileged enough to witness the lifting of the veil.
Launched as a part of The Queenscliff Literary Festival, 2018, at Lighthouse Arts Collective, New Hall, Point Lonsdale. The launch event included live readings, video projection in collaboration with Amelia Ducker and sound design by Ben Talbot-Dunn.
To read about the process of writing head to: https://www.lighthouseartscollective.com/blog/
Purchase a copy of the book here