Book Launch: As the Verb Tenses

27 April 2016 5:30pm

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Otago University Press and the University Book Shop Otago warmly invite you to the launch of As the Verb Tenses by Lynley Edmeades.

As the Verb Tenses is the work of a reflective and sensitive poetic talent: one run with gleaming wires of joy. In poems that gather together the vivid details of childhood memory, the surreal juxtapositions of life in the contemporary West, the wry observations of a temporary expatriate, the deeply lodged pain of historical and personal loss, Lynley Edmeades speaks to us in delicately spun lines that press out ironies, dissonances and profound formative experience. From playful, rhythmical poems about the art of dinner conversation, to warm glimpses of intimacy, she lays poetry’s table with the knife of light satire, the bright salt of wit, the heady wine of love, the bread of knowledge.

Books will be available at the event to purchase and have signed.

University Book Shop Otago, 378 Great King St
RSVP: to publicity@otago.ac.nz (not necessary to attend but very useful for catering)


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