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Book launch: A Kinder Sea
18 Feb / 6:00pm
Avid Reader Bookshop

Book launch: A Kinder Sea

Felicity Plunkett is a Sydney poet and critic. Her first book, Vanishing Point (UQP, 2009), won the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for several other awards. She has a chapbook, Seastrands, in Vagabond Press’s Rare Objects series and is the editor of Thirty Australian Poets (UQP, 2011). She has a PhD from the University of Sydney and is a widely published essayist and reviewer. Felicity was the recipient of Australian Book Review’s 2019 Patrons’ Fellowship.

I run as fast as ink but we are both dissolving:

when I reach you, we become a corner of the sea.

A kinder Sea explores the sea as sanctuary, hoard and repository. Composed of sequences - love letters, elegies, narratives and odes - it looks outward from the intimate to take in others' lives and voices, remaking craft. Felicity Plunkett's remarkable poems balance wrack and loss with vitality, resilience and beauty.

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