Events

Zoom Poetry Reading

Open Mic + feature poet Dominique Hecq – the second edition of her book After Cage, to be launched by Marion May Campbell

Thursday 7 JULY 2022, 7.30-9.30pm AEST

Liquid Amber Press is delighted to publish the second edition of Dominique Hecq’s book of experimental poetry After Cage – a serial composition in word and movement on time and silence.

On 7 July, Dominique is our feature poet. The second edition of After Cage will be launched by scholar Marion May Campbell. Dominique and Marion will discuss the creative concept and process behind After Cage, exploring the energies involved in creating new poetic spaces.  Don’t miss this special poetry event – a feast for both practicing poets and those of us listening, reading and thinking about poetry.

‘After Cage reimagines poetry in a liminal space between page and stage, mind and body, stillness and movement, pattern and chaos. This is ‘poetry / summoning itself’ against the fears of extinction that dominate our times, showing us what it is to be perilously but brilliantly alive.’  Maria Takolander

And of course there will be open mics with one poet ‘in the spotlight’.

 

Book your ticket (free) here

Dominique Hecq

Dominique Hecq grew up in the French-speaking part of Belgium. She now lives in Melbourne on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. Hecq writes across genres and disciplines—and sometimes across tongues.

Her creative works include a novel, five collections of short stories and twelve books and chapbooks of poetry. Smacked & other stories of addiction is her latest book of fiction in English.

Photo credit, Michael Reynolds

Marion May Campbell

Marion May Campbell’s recent works include the poetry collections languish (Upswell 2022) and third body (Whitmore Press 2018), and the memoir of her father The Man on the Mantelpiece (UWAP 2018) She lives in Drouin, on unceded GunaiKurnai land.