Well, this Lost Shark is gearing up for a massive week…
My fifth collection, Ocean Hearted will be launched at two very special gigs. First up Sheish Money and I will be playing a set at Confit Bistro, 4/9 Doggett St, Fortitude Valley on Wednesday July 28. This launch event also features Sheish in solo, singer/songwriter mode and a special set from one of Brisbane’s true ‘Poetic Hipsters’, Rob Morris. Doors open for the launch at 6pm and entry is free!
Then we roll into SpeedPoets on Sunday August 1 at InSpire Gallery Bar, 71 Vulture St West End from 2pm, playing a special launch set as part of what is going to be an amazing day… but more details about SpeedPoets in a later post.
Copies of Ocean Hearted will be available at the launch price of $15 at both of these events, so please do come along and join in the celebrations and pick yourself up a copy.
And just for this next week (July 23 – August 1), I am happy to send out copies of Ocean Hearted to readers of Another Lost Shark at the launch price, and well, I’ll even pay the postage! So if you want to get your hands on a copy at the special price of $15 (incl. postage), email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Ocean Hearted Order and I will arrange the best method of payment with you – Paypal, cheque/money order or direct debit. All copies will be signed!
Here’s what Australian poet, Kevin Gillam has to say about Ocean Hearted:
This is an intimate and deftly crafted collection of poems. Nunn writes with a photographic eye and painter’s sensibility – an elegant woman with “fingernails like jewel-bits of shattered windshield” (‘Gutter & Edge’), nightfall with its “soft desperation of moths” (‘Heyford Street’), a partner with “the piano’s worn ivory/ asleep in the tips/ of your fingers” (‘Music Lessons’). This is writing that embraces both the immediate and the remembered, the domestic emergencies of modern life, poems that leap “from the shade of the moment”.
Hope to see (or hear from) you real soon…