I have a groovy little book in my hot little hands.
Jeffrey Harpeng says, on the blurb, “The poetry of The Voyage has both the resignation of the sage, and the wit and passion of the articulate romantic. Frost hopes lovingly against all odds and oddities.” (Thanks, Jeff!) And, of course, Bettina’s art brings the chapbook to life.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday for a rather magnificent little party. I shall be baking all weekend; expect there to be sprinkles in my hair. Again.
Don’t forget James Sherlock will be providing jazz grooves and Rob Morris will be bringing further tales from the rock-n-roll after-life. Not to be missed!
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7pm, 3rd May
!Metro Arts, 109 Edward St, Brisbane
As close to a media release as we’ll get:
The Voyage, the debut collection from local poet, Zenobia Frost, will be launched by SweetWater Press on the 3rd of May. Zenobia has won prizes for the poems written during her school years, and more recently has had work published in Going Down Swinging, Small Packages, Stylus, Mascara and Voiceworks. This first collection somehow combines undertones of both The Ancient Mariner and The Hunting of the Snark, while remaining determinedly in her own voice.
The volume is illuminated by Bettina Walsh’s lively drawings.
Zenobia has been described by fans as “a poetic adventurer, hat fetishist and protector of apostrophes who works with the Queensland Poetry Festival and coordinates The Ruby Fizz Society, a light-hearted opportunity to indulge in fine food, fine arts and high-class frivolity”.
Guitarist James Sherlock will be providing jazz grooves, cupcakes will be sprouting up everywhere, and libations will be quaffed during the evening, beginning at 7.00pm, in the !Metro Arts Basement, 109 Edward Street, Brisbane.