Join us to celebrate the launch of Letter to 'Oumuamua, the new collection by the award-winning poet and writer, James Norcliffe.
James Norcliffe's eleventh poetry collection, Letter to 'Oumuamua, follows his recent receipt of the prestigious Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in Poetry. In this wry and witty collection – addressed to the first interstellar object ever to be detected in our solar system – Norcliffe applies a cool, clear eye to human life on Earth. Our foibles and absurdities are laid bare, but so too is the human capacity for love, desire, sorrow and regret.
Grounded in the local but encompassing the global, they range through subjects such as commuting, insomnia and faltering health to the contemplation of current events and issues such as gun violence and climate change.
Date: Thursday 23 February, 2023
Location: Scorpio Books, 120 Hereford Street, Christchurch
Time: Arrive from 5:30pm for a 6pm start
To be launched by Erik Kennedy
Drinks and nibbles will be provided
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Find out more about Letter to 'Oumuamuahere