Monday, May 12, 2014

SWAMP - Launch Review & Pics

In the large building of the Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre, the room was crowded. Nandi and friends delighted the audience with songs by Mei Saraswati (Swamp Gospel) and poetry read to music with Danna Checksfield on Viola. Some of the gathering had previously gone for a 15 minute walk around part of Bibra Lake, and we believe the publishers Georgia Richter and Wendy Jenkins also visited this eco system on another occasion. The afternoon was a great treat and also Nandi's poetry came alive when she read several "Swamp" poems. If the wetlands disappear, her work will be an important historical document, but for now, we almost hear the cranes cry, but not the ones used on the Fiona Stanley Hospital - such irony!
Swamp by Nandi Chinna, launched by John Mateer.
Published by Fremantle Press, 2014.


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