Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Evangelyne and other poems - by Helen Hagemann
Helen Hagemann’s writing is a triumphant celebration of the power of poetry to recapture the past and still the present. Whether she is remembering growing up on the Central Coast of NSW, memorializing family and neighbours or observing cormorants, she makes each moment vividly real. These poems have all the dazzle and sting of a summer day at the beach, with the Esky full of rolls and lettuce and the ‘cozzie’ a ‘rainbow’ to put on. Evangelyne & other poems is an exuberant, generous, thoroughly lived-in collection. Its relish for the everyday details of Australian life is a rare delight.
- Jean Kent
Helen Hagemann grew up on the Central Coast of NSW during the fifties & sixties, and lived in Sydney for a short time before settling in Perth.
Her poetry is widely published in literary magazines and anthologies. She has an MA in Writing, and teaches prose at the Fremantle Arts Centre.
The Australian Poetry Centre
invites you to the launch of
the APC New Poets Series 2009
little bit long time
by Ali Cobby Eckermann
Evangelyne & other poems
by Helen Hagemann
Awake During Anaesthetic
by Kimberley Mann
by Andrew Slattery
Monday 18 May 2009
Hotel Gearin, 273 Great Western Highway
To be launched by Ron Pretty
with readings by Mark Tredinnick and Romaine Moreton
Entry $5, or free to members of the Australian Poetry Centre
For more information go to: http://www.varuna.com.au