Avid Reader, Brisbane (via Zoom)
Zoom book launch: Ask Me About the Future
Full of zest and flair, Jessen’s poems map constellations of desire, loss and longing. Riffing on the future (which isn’t what it used to be), dating apps, despair, Bonnie Tyler, Taylor Swift and the lesbian Bachelorette, they are set in interstellar queer utopias, maternity wards and single beds. These are poems of sly surprises, radical vulnerability, dark-edged humour and vast originality. Following on from her award-winning verse novel, Gap, this collection confirms Jessen as one of the most engaging and talented writers of her generation.
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