Book Launch: How Decent Folk Behave
Please note: This is an online event.
On the eve of the publication of her fourth poetry collection How Decent Folk Behave, poet Maxine Beneba Clarke and Thuy On, author of the critically acclaimed poetry collection Turbulence, come together in a poetic dialogue to read recent poems and discuss reading and writing poetry in a changing world.
On a daylight street in Minneapolis Minnesota, a Black man is asphyxiated - by callous knee of an officer, by cruel might of state, and under crushing weight of colony. In Melbourne the body of another woman has been found. The Atlantic has run out of the English alphabet, when christening hurricanes. The earth is on fire - from the redwoods of California, to Australia’s east coast. The virus arrives, and the virus thrives. Authorities seal the public housing towers up, and truck in one cop to every five residents. Notre Dame is ablaze - the cathedral spire blackened, and teetering. Out in Biloela, the deportation vans have arrived. Every Friday, in cities all across the world, children are walking out of school. These poems speak of the world that is, and sing for a world that may one day be.
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