I am looking over the final layout and design of Ocean Hearted this weekend, so fingers crossed I will be heading to the printer to finalise things (spine measurements etc… oh the fine details!) and have it ready to go in the fortnight.
It’s a long, but joyous undertaking. To get myself, feeling Ocean Hearted, or as The Fauves would say, ready to ‘Grab some world’, I have been firmly ensconced in my reading chair with a copy of Robert Adamson’s ‘The Clean Dark’.
The Speaking Page (the title poem of the second section of the book), has long been one of my favourite Adamson poems, brimming with his classic Hawkesbury River imagery, so I was thrilled when I came out to the computer and discovered this short film of the poem, read by Robert Adamson with images by his long time partner, Juno Gemes.
So if you too need a fix of the ocean and a hit from one of Australia’s finest living poets, look no further than The Speaking Page.