Nandi Chinna invites you to the launch of her poetry collectionSwamp: Walking the Wetlands of the Swan Coastal Plain (Fremantle Press). To be launched by John Mateer, with performances by Danna Checksfield - Viola, and Mei Saraswati - Swamp Gospel; preceded by a short wetland walk, weather allowing. Sat May 10, 2pm for wetland walk, 3pm-5pm launch, at the Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre,184 Hope Road Bibra Lake. RSVP by 3 May via email.
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In Swamp, Chinna uncovers the lost places that exist beneath the townscape of Perth. For the last four years the poet has walked the wetlands of the Swan Coastal Plain – and she has walked the paths and streets where the wetlands once were. Chinna writes with great poignancy and beauty of our inability to return, and the ways in which we can use the dual practice of writing and walking to reclaim what we have lost. Her poems speak with urgency about wetlands that are under threat from development today.