Sydney launch for Sarah Day’s “Slack Tide”

Roaring Stories Balmain is proud to celebrate the Sydney launch of Slack Tide, Sarah Day’s ninth collection of poems published by Pitt St Poetry on Tuesday 11 April from 7pm.

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Booking details can be found here

Launching in late September

Slack Tide by Sarah Day

Slack tide is the turning point when a body of tidal water can seem uncertain as to whether it is coming in or going out. While surface water may be deceptively calm at this time, below the surface huge divergent forces are at work.

In the title of Sarah Day’s ninth collection the erm is an expression of twenty-first century unease. World events and global forces are an oblique presence in much of this collection in whose poems private and public disturb one another’s space and boundaries.

Sarah will be joined in conversation by poet and essayist, Pete Hay.

Thursday 29 September, 5.30pm. RACV Hotel, 154-156 Collins Street, Hobart.

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Finalists in the Montreal Poetry Prize

News just in: two Pitt Street Poets – John Foulcher and Anthony Lawrence – are finalists in the Montreal Poetry Prize. Warmest congrats to you both!

With participants from more than 100 countries, this biennial prize is one of the world’s most keenly sought after and prestigious. At CA$20,000 it is also the richest for an individual poem.

The first Montreal prize in 2011 was won by Aussie poet Mark Tredinnick. His winning poem ‘Walking Underwater’ is the title poem of a recent PSP collection. You can buy it and recent collections from both John Foulcher and Anthony Lawrence at the PSP on line bookshop.