Poets Kathryn Riding and Paul C. Pritchardon their way to the launch at the Drill Hall. Photo by Laura Shore, digital mischief by Paul Pritchard.
Poets Kathryn Riding and Paul C. Pritchardon their way to the launch at the Drill Hall. Photo by Laura Shore, digital mischief by Paul Pritchard.

Music and dance for local poetry anthology launch

The road to Mullumbimby is the way home tomorrow night (Friday), when Dangerously Poetic Press launches its ninth book, 'All the Way Home, Poetry from Byron Bay and Beyond' at the Drill Hall at 7pm.

Byron Mayor Cr Jan Barham will launch the book, an anthology of 16 local poets and the three prize winners of the Jean Ringland Memorial Poetry Prize, and featuring paintings by Mullumbimby artist Robyn Sweaney.

“Uneasy truths raise their fins above our placid suburban sea,” writes Brian Purcell in the book's preface, commenting on the 'inspired choice' of Robyn Sweaney's 'superficially comforting images of traditional suburbia, but laced with irony'.

All are invited to the event to enjoy poetry, music and dance with a celebratory glass of bubbly and finger food by Luscious to cap it off, with well-known musician Mook and the Hulahine dancers to add to the fun.

Copies of the book will be available at the special launch price of $22/ $20 for DP members

.“We want everyone to share in the fun,” said co-editor of the anthology Laura Shore.


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