Hurrah!

I’m fairly sure yesterday was the best birthday ever.

I had a wonderful time with Nerissa (as Madrigal Maladies) at SpeedPoets earlier in the day. Big thanks to Graham & Jules and the lovely crowd at The Alibi Room.

Cupcakes!

The launch at !Metro Arts in the evening was an absolute dream event. Somewhere between 80 and 100 friends and family came along (we lost count!), the book supply nearly sold out and the punctuative cupcakes were gone in a snap.

Thank you to:

  • Kim and the team at !Metro Arts
  • Ross and Jeff at SweetWater Press
  • Bettina Walsh, artist extraordinaire
  • The writing circle that shall remain unnamed
  • Tiara, our fabulous Merch Girl
  • Rob Morris, grooviest poet in Brisbane and a gent with excellent taste in shoes (thank you, thank you, thank you; they fit perfectly)
  • James Sherlock, jazz-guitar maestro
  • The (other) Frosts for supplying a dozen excellent bottles of wine
  • Caitie for a fine day of baking fun
  • Everyone else involved with catering: Mum, Tina & Jerome, and the family members who helped out
  • Dad, whom I know would have loved to have been there; your messages from afar were much appreciated (and don’t worry, there’s a video!)
  • All the gorgeous people who came along or sent messages of support, especially those old friends who came out of the woodwork to say hullo
  • The crazy ladies and gents who came along to The Pancake Manor (etc.) after the launch, and the waitress who put extra blueberries on our pancakes
  • Those who took photos or video (I look forward to seeing them!)

launch

I had a great time, I couldn’t be happier with the book, and I hope you all enjoy The Voyage (and are amused by my inscriptions, if you had your copy signed).

I’m pleasantly tired today, and intend to spend the rest of the afternoon in my pyjamas, probably watching The Hunger.

With love,
Zenobia

The Voyage, featuring James Sherlock

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.

Media + other details:

Ross Clark 0418 195350       rclarkbard@yahoo.com.au